January 2 – Mark 2
LOOK: The religious lost begin to question and challenge Jesus. Jesus heals a paralyzed man and commends the faith of his friends. Jesus calls Levi and then eats with his sinner friends. Jesus then deals with the religious rules that people were living for as a replacement for a real relationship with God.
LISTEN: I’m struck with the frustration that Jesus must have faced with the religious system that turned against Him and would fight Him for a form of religion that will not please God.
LEARN: I pray that my religious life and practice is not a replacement for what God desires…a relationship with Jesus that transforms my life.