Tag: Song of Songs 2:14

“Called To be with Him”

Scripture reading for February 12th:  Mark 3

Key Scriptures:  Mark 3:13-15  “Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to Him those He wanted, and they came to Him.  He appointed twelve–designating them apostles–that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.”  

Jesus personally called the twelve and designated them as ‘apostles’.   He chose working men from various backgrounds and called them to follow Him and to be with Him. Working men would be trustworthy to do the work Jesus was calling them to.   We really get to know someone’s heart, values and temperament when we live with them. For these disciples to be what Jesus wanted them to be and accomplish the work of ministry, the first requirement was spending time with Jesus.

Jesus then gave them authority to preach and drive out demons.  They learned about this authority by watching Jesus use His authority to preach and drive out demons.  As they walked together throughout the land, Jesus continually preached to crowds and ministered healing and deliverance.  Watching with the understanding that they would soon be doing ministry like Jesus made learning come quicker!

Observation for over-comers: As disciples, our first calling is to be with our Lord, allowing His presence to fill our hearts.  The Holy Spirit is our continual guide!  “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  (Psalm 37:4)

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