Pig place

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day six)  “(They) told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man–and about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.”  (vs 16-17)  Almost comic!  The people of Geresa are more concerned about the pigs who drown than the man who was healed/restored.  I get it.  A herd of 2000 pigs is worth alot of money.  Perhaps, the Lord did not cause the “pig suicide”–the blame for that resting with the destructive demons.  Even so, it is strange that the people are so unimpressed with the salvation of a person and so overly concerned that the Lord’s Kingdom might cost them something at the bottom line.  We sacrifice pigs all the time for physical health.  Bacon.  Ham.  Why not spiritual health?  All of us must choose what matters most–possessions or LIFE.  “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36 )

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. I totally agree. We are trained by the world and our human nature to hoard possesions. It is our way of keeping score. How different is the Lord! He asks us to movebeyond our baser nature. It is a hard and daily challenge!

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