The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Mark:10:46 @ And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

kjv@Mark:10:47 @ And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

kjv@Mark:10:48 @ And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

kjv@Mark:10:49 @ And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

kjv@Mark:10:50 @ And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

kjv@Mark:10:51 @ And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

kjv@Mark:10:52 @ And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Today's notes:


Key Concepts:


What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


kjv@Matthew:20:30 reports two blind men at the scene. Mark is the only to identify him by name suggesting that he may have been familiar enough to others to warrant identifying, or may have played some additional significance not recorded.

The man heard it was Jesus of Nazareth, someone had to of told Him. The man had heard what Jesus of Nazareth could do, he had to have been told at some point of accounts by somebody(s) or been present at other healings. The point is other people are telling him and this time it is not the disciples. We have been through a long chapter focused on Jesus correcting his disciple's motives and intents and refusal/offence, here they are continuing down that hardened path. God will make Himself known one way or the other, it is our decision knowing all that He has revealed to us to better inform others. Is is our calling and our opportunity.

Jesus may have known how much time He had to get to Jerusalem. It would be as simple as knowing how many days until the Passover and arriving one week ahead of that. This week plus the journey there would be Jesus' most prolific as far as recorded teaching and prophecy. Other gospel accounts also suggest the very large number of people following Him up to the hilled city for this Passover.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. We can expect much of what we do for the Lord to be corrections, second/third+ chances at doing right. The experience, though humbling, is meant to make us all the better should the lesson once and for all be learned. Often we go back to make the same or additional mistakes and again we are corrected. The intention is just the same.
  2. I do not think that this is the many disciples intending to do wrong, they are wanting to do right just as are we ourselves, they are believing themselves to be doing right by this. No matter how hard you try to do right until these things are done out of His power and resource abiding in His Holy Spirit they cannot be properly fruitful nor totally right. At times we can be walking in His Spirit in all these areas but one, and it is that one thing that will stop us along that road once again to be corrected. Correction then is a way of life.
  3. The dynamics of being in a group with determined objective often dampens the impulse or awareness of issues and opportunities sitting and even calling out along the side of the way. What you might have had impulse to do in a normal setting is blinded dim by the tunnel vision of a team focused on moving forward towards objective. The greater objective can easily be lost or passed by even if the stated objective is being obtained.

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