Bible Insights

Would You Steal for Jesus?

Consider This Popular Bible Story in Today’s Context

In the book of Mark, there is the story of Jesus sending out his disciples to borrow a donkey for him to ride into Jerusalem.

When this request is considered in a modern context, what he asked them to do is even more astounding. It would be much like Jesus telling us to go boost a car or at least take a bike. 

The disciples were not told to ask permission first (which seems prudent), but they were merely instructed what to say if questioned—implying that they would, in fact, be stopped and questioned.

Certainly this was a risky thing to do, as they could likely have been arrested and punished for stealing. Yet they did as Jesus instructed—and without question.

Would we be willing to do the same?

[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Mark 11-13 and today’s post is on Mark 11:2-7.]

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.

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