DAILY DEVOTION, April 9, 2022
When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him (Mark 5:6). See Mark 5:1-20 for the full story.
A demon-possessed man sees Jesus, runs up to Him, and worships Him. He seems to know that Jesus is the Son of God. The tormented man thinks Jesus has come to torment him. Instead, Jesus heals him. Let’s focus on the phrase “he ran and worshipped Him.” He wanted to get to Jesus asap. That should be our desire also. We do not literally run to Him, but we need to seek Him early and often. Jesus should never be an afterthought. He is the one we should “run” to daily. He is the one we should seek when we have problems.
Only God is to be worshipped. There were times when Paul was thought to be a god and was worshipped but he quickly corrected the situation. He made it clear he was not a god and should not be worshipped. We see no such correcting with Jesus. He accepted this man’s worship. The lesson for us is to make sure we understand the majesty of Jesus. He is God the Son and is worthy of our worship. Learn from a demon-possessed man who Jesus is and how desperately we need Him.
Father in heaven, may Jesus be the One I seek first of all in the course of my life. Even as I worship You, the Father, so may I also worship the Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray, Amen