Daily Bible Reading: Mark 1:1 – 22
Verse of the Day: Mark 1:1 – “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
Writing about three decades after the Resurrection, Mark gives us the second of the four redemptive biographies of Jesus Christ. Matthew showed us Jesus as a King, and now Mark will show us Jesus Christ the Servant.
In today’s passage, we see the forerunner of the Servant, the baptism of the Servant, the temptation of the Servant, and the start of the mission of the Servant.
God takes on the form of a Servant to provide salvation to those who will believe. Over the next four weeks, we will observe the servant as He ministers to those around Him, and learn of His ministry to us today.
Prepare your heart and mind to receive the Servant. Let Him minister to you today.
Prayer: Father, help me to learn from the walk and ministry of Your Son then and today. May I be a servant to those around me, just as He was when He walked this earth. Amen.