Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 70/260: Read Mark 2

Do you realize how much you need Jesus?

I cannot do it on my own. I cannot be good enough to get into heaven on my own merits. I cannot be strong enough to resist temptation. I need God.

It is through the cleansing blood of Jesus that covers my sins that gives me hope for eternal life. It is through the knowledge and application of the Spirit-inspired Word that I can escape Satan’s enticements.

I need Jesus, and He left heaven, walked among His creation, and died on the cross because I need Him. That’s how much He loves me.

He came, not because I’m good enough, but because I’m not and never could be. He is the Great Physician who came to heal spiritual sickness.

The Great Physician now is near,
The sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping heart to cheer,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus!

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Mark 2:17. When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”


Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for the great sacrifice Jesus made when He left heaven for you. Pray for patience and compassion with those who have not yet realized their need for the Lord.

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