Lenten Devotional: March 15 | Mark 3:19b-35

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | Mark 3:19b- 35

“If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”

Jesus is doing and saying remarkable things—-to the point his own family thinks he has lost his mind. Those in power realize the status quo is on shaky ground and Jesus must be silenced so they accuse him of being Satan while simultaneously casting out demons. Jesus points out the foolishness of their claim—what’s unforgivable is to call the work of the Holy Spirit the work of Satan. 

The life and message of Jesus is remarkable. He either ushered in the Kingdom of God or is a mad man. 

Siemens, Luke. House Divided, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55173 [retrieved February 24, 2022]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luccawithcheese/2799182537/.