Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 10

Jesus and the rich man

Verses 17-22

People would think that this man was a good man. He obeyed Godís *law. He spoke well about Jesus. And he wanted a life that had no end.

But Jesus knew the manís thoughts. This man wanted other people to like him. So he spoke well about them and he did the right things. Also, the man loved money. It seemed more important to him than God did.

The man asked for a life that would have no end. But he thought that only his life on this earth was important.

A Christian should give his whole life to God. And that includes his money. In other words, a Christian should let God teach him how to use his money. Sometimes he will keep it for himself and his family. And sometimes he will give money away for Godís work. God should always be more important to Christians than money is.

Verses 23-27

God does not save a person because that person is rich. God does not save a person because that person does good things. And people cannot pay God to save them.

God saves people because Jesus died. Those people know that they cannot save themselves. They need Godís help. So they ask God to come into their lives. And God saves them because he is kind and good.

He *forgives them. And he gives them a life that has no end.

Next part: God is kind to his people

Index to this book: Index


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