RECEIVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD LIKE A LITTLE CHILD, Kevin Albright
Passage: Mark 10:46~52
Key verse: 51
1. Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! (46-48)
Bartimaeus believed that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of David. He believed that the Messiah had come to have mercy on blind people like himself. When Jesus passed by, he shouted and shouted. He refused to be silenced. We must not allow our faith to be discouraged by well-meaning people around us.
2. What do you want me to do for you? (49-52)
Jesus had asked this same question to two spiritually blind disciples. Their request was not based on God's promises (36-37). Bartimaeus' request was. He said, 'Lord, I want to see.' He believed that Jesus was the Messiah about whom Isaiah had prophesied (Isa 35:5). He believed that Jesus had the power and compassion to give him his sight. Jesus never refuses one who comes to him in faith, asking mercy. Jesus healed him and blessed him because of his faith.
Prayer: Lord, have mercy on me. Give me spiritual sight and your Holy Spirit so that I may serve you and your people.
One Word: 'I want to see'