Devotion – Mark 2

S – Immediately he got up, took the mat, and went out in front of everyone. As a result, they were all astounded and gave glory to God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!

Mark 2:12 CSB 

O – Commentary:  Everyone (probably including the scribes) was amazed (existasthai, lit., “out of their minds”) and praised (ascribed glory to) God because of Jesus’ display of supernatural power

“Mark,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures

A  – It is often overlooked that the scribes joined in when the crowd praised God for the healing.  What changed to the point where they began to look at Jesus as a threat to the Jewish religion?  He threatened what they hold as truth.  He was changing the way it was fulfilled.  It was new.  I understand that. Jesus was changing hundreds of years of ritual, teaching and culture. But…they missed God on who Jesus is.

R – Lord, with all the changes happening today, let me see the true you in each situation.