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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Last part: Old and new things

Mark chapter 2

Jesus speaks about David

Verses 23-27

The *disciples were only picking a few seeds to eat. They were hungry. But Godís *law says that people must rest on one day of the week (Deuteronomy 5:12-15). Some *Pharisees thought that the *disciples were working.

Jesus told those *Pharisees about King David. Before David became king, he was an officer in the army. People were trying to kill David then. David and his soldiers went to a town called Nob. They had no food and they were hungry.

So David asked the *priests for help. They too had no bread. But they wanted to help David. So they gave Godís special bread to David. Godís *law says that only *priests should eat that bread (1 Samuel 21:4-6; Leviticus 24:5-9).

Those *priests did the right thing. They helped the men who were hungry. God wanted to help poor people. He made his *law so that poor people would not have to work every day.

Jesus was like David. Both men were special servants of God. Other people were against them. But God was helping them. God had promised them both that they would rule as king (1 Samuel 16:13; Psalm 110; Mark 11:10).

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