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Jan. 12 – Mark 12

Near the Kingdom
Mark 12

Text: When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. Mark 12:34

Learn and Apply: Jesus commended one of the teachers of the law for his understanding of the Scriptures. In fact, Jesus told him he wasn’t far from the kingdom of God. I like to say that those who come near to God’s house, putting effort to learn, understand, and apply the word of God to their lives, are not far from the kingdom of God. God’s word is near their heart thus they are near the kingdom of God.

How far are you from the kingdom of God? When we do not sow the seed of the word of God into the fertile soil of our hearts, we are prone to backsliding, thus making us far from the kingdom of God.

Also, the teacher of the law sought opportunity to ask Jesus a question; he shared his heart with Jesus and Jesus was pleased with him. As we learn the word with the brethren, and share the word with others, God is immensely pleased with us, and we are near the kingdom of God, nay, the kingdom of God is within us.

May God help us to make effort to understand and share the word of God in Jesus name.

Pray: Father thank you for your word to me today. Please give me the grace to learn and wisdom to apply it to my life in Jesus name.

by Ike Amadi