Passage: Mark 7:24-37
Throughout Mark’s Gospel, the recurrent question is, “Who is Jesus?” Everyone agrees He is unique, but opinions vary widely when it comes to rightly identifying who Jesus is. Who Jesus is, determines how people approach Him. In Mark 7:24-37, we are introduced to two stories of people approaching Jesus. The first is a Syrophoenician woman with a demon-possessed daughter. The second is a deaf-mute man from the Decapolis. Both are Gentiles, and both of them, ironically, approach Jesus rightly.
The questions for us are, are you willing to admit you’re broken enough to approach God in humility? Are you desperate enough to meet Him on His own terms? Are you willing to be dependent enough to put all your faith in Him alone? Not just once, but every day? Today?
How are we to approach God
- God first approaches us
- We must approach God with humility
- We must approach God on His own terms
- We must approach God in faith
Mark 7:24-37 “Approaching God”