3 Bible Tips: Immediately!
The short Gospel of Mark uses the word immediately 36 times. That's one third of all the uses of immediately in the New King James Version of the Bible. What can we learn from Mark's message of urgency? Let's look at three examples.
1. The disciples responded immediately to Jesus Christ's call—so should we.
"They immediately left their nets and followed Him" (Mark 1:18).
2. We must beware of the immediate dangers we face from our enemy.
"And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they stumble" (Mark 4:15-17).
3. We should be immediately responsive to what God asks of us.
"And if anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it,' and immediately he will send it here" (Mark 11:3).
For more on the need for urgency in our lives, see "The Element of Surprise."
What Bible tips would you add?
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