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9/12 Mark 1

It is interesting how Mark cuts straight to the story, no messing around with him.  By the 14th verse Mark has covered John,  Jesus’s baptism and temptation, and John’s imprisonment.  After that Jesus starts adding his disciples and begins his ministry.  It is always interesting that the enemies of God know exactly who Jesus is and they are terrified of him, for good reason I might add.

23Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out, 24“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

25“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

Also in verses 32-33

32That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33The whole town gathered at the door, 34and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

What is also interesting is that Jesus commanded the demons to keep quite about him.  I guess maybe that he wanted the people to make up their own minds as to who he was and not be influenced by them.  You know he doesn’t command anyone to keep quiet about him today.  So I wonder why so many don’t speak up about him.  Just thinking out loud there.

An interesting side note is that it seems Peter was married at least at some point in his life.  I wonder if his wife was still living at the time, it doesn’t mention her.  That seems to me to be at least a little important.  What do we think ladies?  Especially if she was still alive and Peter is getting ready to head off with Jesus for the next three years or so.

30Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. 31So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

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