Drawn by the Father

RE Verse reading–Mark 12:28-34 (day seven)
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied.  “You are right in saying that God is one . . .To love Him. . .and to love your neighbor. . .is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”  (vs 32-33)  I am impressed with this scribe.  Jesus was too.  He was more open and honest than his culture and colleagues.  Not controlled by the prejudice of the crowd or tradition.  How does this happen?  The work of God.  “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent me draws him.”  (John 6:44)  Christ notices this man’s spiritual appetite. He spots “one in the crowd”.  All of us should be so sensitive.  Even on stressful days, we are likely to encounter people in whom God has been at work.  Our task is to watch and be ready.  He gives openness to people not yet in the Kingdom.   He gives opportunity to us to help them get all the way in.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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