Mark 10d Notes

Mark10d (vs46-52)                          Notes



46 And the came to Jericho.   


6 miles from Jordan,   17 from Jerusalem,   city of palms. A pleasant stop at this time.


And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a great   crowd,


(Lk18.35 as He entered -- when 1st tried?) / having   gathered more fellow-travelers


Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was   sitting by the roadside.


(Mt20.29 has two men -- one more prominent) Timaeus known   to them?


47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he   began to cry out and say,


His reputation left many seeking opportunity to meet --   required effort


"Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"


origin beyond Nazareth   -- David's heir, the Messiah. not money, but mercy


48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent.


how poor beggars considered a nuisance & judged the   Jesus has better things to do


But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy   on me!"


determination not to miss this chance, his cries given   more energy


49 And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him."


Pause in His journey / Time to tend to the needy on the   way / reverse their will


And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart.   Get up; He is calling you."


They echo the Master now & encourage the man. The   Master echoes his call also! and calls back for him to come.


50 And throwing off his cloak, he spring up and came to   Jesus.


Would have no encumbrance approaching Jesus. Moved firmly   by fervent zeal.


51 And Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for   you?"


Jesus assumes nothing about his needs. Given floor to   state his own case.


And the blind man said to Him, "Rabbi, let me recover my   sight."


Simple, direct, respectful request. Please allow -- what   You have power to do.


52 And Jesus said to him, "Go you way; your faith has made   you well."


Direct gift. Your errand is done here -- you have your   request. Commending faith as key to acquiring it.


And immediately he recovered his sight and followed Him on   the way.


Tho given leave, once healed, he'd rather be with Jesus.   The traveling band continues to grow approaching Jer.



Healing the Blind:

Mt9.27 (2 men following, similar to 20.29 & above)

Mt12.22 (demon possessed, blind and mute)

Mt21.14 (general class -- with lame at temple)

Mk8.24 (Bethsaida -- with mud, in stages)

Mk10.46 // Mt20.29 // Lk18.35 (the instance above)

Jn9.1 (born blind, washed in Siloam pool)


notes by David Teel Friday, August 08, 2014