Deuteronomy 32-34, Mark 14:32-72
I feel so sad reading Moses’ – eulogy, I suppose.
Ladies! We finished the first 5 books the Bible! I am so excited, because I think those were the hardest books and I’m amazed that so many of you made it :) thank you all for your encouragement and for sharing your stories, it certainly helped me a lot! Also, I am sooo grateful for all the things God revealed to me – wow! Can’t wait to start Joshua now :)
Yes! Thank you all for commenting through these chapters. It really helped me learn so much more. I felt sadness today when reading about Moses’s death.
Yes!!! I was struggling to read these last few chapters… I am looking forward to Joshua!
As I was reading the beginning of Deuteronomy 32, I forgot it was a song! But wow the images are so beautiful I had to write a lot of it down. “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants” Deuteronomy 32:2. How beautiful is that!! In these last passages of Deuteronomy, the word “abundance” came up a couple times. I am so filled with that truth. That God gives to us abundantly. I am definitely in a waiting period for some of that abundance. But recently my friendships, the earth, and my joy have increased abundantly!
I also loved the imagery throughout Deut 32. The image of God as an eagle shielding and carrying his young stood out to me: 9 For the Lord’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance. 10 In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, 11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft. 12 The Lord alone led him; no foreign god was with him.
Just so beautiful. How many of us can say that, that God found us in a desert wasteland place & nurtured us into Himself? It makes me think of that Rend Collective song, Dry Bones…
Praying for all of my sisters in Christ! Have a blessed day! First day of bible study for me and my heart is overjoyed with love. Jesus Christ loves us! Let’s make a difference in this world. Let’s not sit idly by and let’s not deny his word. Let’s go spread the word!
Welcome, sister! Thanks for your encouragement!
47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.
Praying this verse today, that God’s word would not be idle in me but be something that I live my life by, step by step.
Yes…these words. So good. I feel like there were moments in Deuteronomy that stood out so strongly..this was one of this verses!
Than u for posting this. I’ve never noticed this verse before now.
most commentators feel it was mark. this is what David Guzik’s commentary on enduringword.com says…
e. Now a certain young man followed Him . . . and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked: Jesus was forsaken even by a young follower, who in the confusion fled naked. Since the earliest days of the church, commentators have supposed this young man to be Mark himself. It was his humble way of saying, “I was there.”
i. Many people suppose that the upper room where Jesus held the last supper just a few hours earlier was at a home owned by Mark’s family. Acts 12:12 says that the disciples used to meet at the home of Mark’s mother. It may be that the arresting army led by Judas first came to Mark’s home, because that is where Judas last left Jesus. When Judas and the group came and found them gone, it would have been easy for Judas to suppose that they went to Gethsemane, because Jesus was accustomed to going there (Luke 22:39). When Judas and the group started out for Gethsemane, we can imagine that young Mark hurriedly dressed in a simple linen cloth and set out to beat Judas and his gang to Gethsemane so that he could warn Jesus.
ii. “It is usually supposed that Mark himself, son of Mary (Acts 12:12) in whose house they probably had observed the Passover meal, had followed Jesus and the apostles to the Garden.” (Robertson)
iii. “The modest spirit of Mark seemed to say, ‘Friend Peter, while the Holy Ghost moves me to, tell thy fault, and let it stand on record, he also constrains me to write my own as a sort of preface to it, for I, too, in my mad, hare-brained folly, would have run, unclothed as I was, upon the guard to rescue my Lord and Master; yet, at the first sight, of the rough legionaries, at the first gleam of their swords, away I fled, timid, faint-hearted, and afraid that I should be too roughly handled.'” (Spurgeon)
Thanks for sharing! This verse perplexed me too!
Yes, thank you for the insight.
Very interesting indeed! As I was reading mark 14:51-52, I couldn’t help thing “I don’t ever remember reading these verses.” And wondered why and who that many was. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! I hadn’t remembered that piece of the story before. That puts it into perspective
Mark 14:51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him.
Don’t think I ever read this before. I wonder who it was? Later john follows, but this man was unnamed
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