Monday, November 8
Mark 10:46-52 Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road...
Mark 10:46-52think about it.
How does Bartimaeus identify Jesus? What is his request? How does Jesus respond to Him? What did Bartimaeus do in return? How do you think Bartimaeus illustrates Hebrews 11:1? What are you asking for in faith, even though you can't see Jesus?
Blind Bartimaeus, a beggar from Jericho, charged me up today. Bartimaeus finds out that Jesus is coming near where he's at and he immediately cries out for mercy from Jesus. The people tell him to be quiet, but Bartimaeus won't be silenced. He cries out all the more. As a result, Jesus hears Bartimaeus and calls for him. With no hesitation, Bartimaeus throws off his coat and "sprang up and came to Jesus" (vs. 50). He then boldly tells Jesus his need and request and Jesus responds "'Go your way; your faith has made you well'" (vs. 52).
I think I can learn a thing or two from blind Bartimaeus. So how can we use this passage to help us grow in our faith? Anything specific from Bartimaeus' story that touched you and/or that you can use in your life today? Tami W.
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