Mark’s Gospel on Time

The Gospel of Mark gives us our most compact look at the life of Jesus. In 16 chapters we are given a fast-paced summary of the key events in our Lord’s life.

One word that constantly appears to describe the ministry of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel is “straightway” or immediately. We are given a picture of Jesus completing one task and immediately moving on to the next.

It was not the nature of Jesus to linger and tarry after His work was done. He had a sense of mission and He knew He had to be about His Father’s business.

Jesus gave us an example to follow of being careful, even frugal, with the valuable time we often loose between tasks. Jesus knew that all time was precious and He never wasted a moment of it.

Today, you will likely have some discretionary time between tasks. You can mindlessly let it pass or you can follow the example of Jesus and redeem that time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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