Gems 2014 — April 29 Scripture Selection: Mark 6:1-29

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

April 29 Scripture Selection: Mark 6:1-29

Food for Thought: Mark6:21-27

I bet Herod hadn’t read Proverbs 7. Even if he had read it, he clearly did not consider it to be applicable to him since his lifestyle was contrary to the Word. His weakness was made even more evident when, at the moment of him becoming entranced by the beautiful step-daughter who danced for him, his mind was completely taken over, and he could think of nothing else. Like what happens to so many who fall victim to the enticement and seduction, the regrets followed afterward.

It seems ironic that most of the Proverbs were written by the son of the very man who also fell prey to his own lusts by looking on his mother as she bathed on a nearby rooftop (II Samuel 11:2-27). David’s fall led him to make decisions which changed the course of history and completely altered the dynamics of his family forever. Salomon, the son and writer of the Proverbs, disregarded his own wisdom and suffered from the same problem, only worse.

Those who fall prey to the seductress (or to the man who seduces) are compared in the Word to a dumb ox being led to the slaughter or a fool to the correction of the stocks. To avoid such severe consequences, the Bible calls us to flee from fornication (I Cor. 6:18). Thankfully, we can be led by the Word and the power of the Spirit, and we can resist such temptations. Otherwise, if we do not, the cost of not fleeing from such temptations is more than we really would want to pay.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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3 Responses to Gems 2014 — April 29 Scripture Selection: Mark 6:1-29

  1. tom says:

    Suyt I hope what I posted yesterday hasnt upset you, I was born and raised in a Christian household, I dont believe that there is a creator,Because I know there is, and I fear God greatly, I would not lie, especially about His Name. All my life I believed with all my heart that Jesus was the only name by which one could be saved, To find this is just more catholic deception rocked me to my core, but as the Lord himself said,”In the last days knowledge shall increase, before the internet we had know way of finding out if these things were true, or not, Its not our fault, or our parent’s fault we’ve been led astray for generations!, But as John and Yeshua said “The whole world was led astray, the whole world worships the beast” and they are right, they are always right.
    Islam was the creation of a tribal chief named mohamed, and a jesuit monk.
    She really is what she claims to be, the mother church,
    She’s the mother of all religions, and every war.
    And she has deceived so many.
    Life is a road,
    The Geneva Bible is the original, It is the Bible of Cromwell and Bunyon.
    Do some research on who King James was, he was the very first NIV editor, who removed anything that questioned the authority of kings, he was also a pederast.
    You would be nuts to take my word on these things, please look for yourself.
    The truth comes in funny shapes to exactly fit the holes that are the unanswered questions in our minds.(That people always answer with “its a mystery” and a wide eyed look)
    As you research this stuff, you feel the truth literally slamming home, everything you ever wondered about all comes together suddenly, like a puzzle you suddenly solve after years of trying, We all know but maybe forgot a little, the solid, grounding feeling of truth, like a Rock.
    Like thee Rock.

    • suyts says:

      Tom, welcome, and no, your comment didn’t upset me. It’s okay to comment things of which I may disagree. I’m not sure what you’re trying to tell me, but, maybe more will be revealed in the future.

      I must apologize that I didn’t notice the pending comment yesterday. For now, I’m not dedicating much time to the blog. I’ve vision problems which will soon be corrected, so, I’m very limited in what I can do as far as reading and writing. …… Cataracts in both eyes, but, will be fixed very soon.

      In the meantime, visit back, others, I’m sure will have things to say in response to your comments.

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