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Life Applications and Lessons in the Book of Mark

Saturday Morning Life Applications (Vol. 81)

I did not expect to find so many new life applications and lessons in the book of Mark when I started rereading it a few weeks ago. I couldn’t share all of them each week, so I am sharing a few now that I skipped.

life applications and lessons in the Book of Mark

Let’s take a look at some of these life applications and lessons and see how we can apply them to our lives.

When I was growing up, my parents would tell me to do something, and I can remember so clearly saying, “Okay, hang on.” Even though my intentions were to do it (when I was ready to do it), I didn’t follow their instructions when they asked me to.

This didn’t really hit me until I had children and heard, “Okay, hang on!” or sometimes even, “Okay, in a minute.” At that point, I could see it from the other side.

Now I wonder how many times I have said those words to the Lord, maybe not out loud, but in my spirit.

  • True obedience is immediate.
  • Delayed obedience is disobedience.
  • If the Lord tells us to do something, we need to do it when He directs us to.


  • Jesus told him not to tell, but his excitement wouldn’t let him stay quiet.
  • We are told to go and tell, and yet our complacency keeps us quiet.
  • Appreciation leads to boldness.


  • He saw their faith.
    • Our visible actions show our faith.
    • Does your faith show?
  • When they stepped out in faith, spiritual and physical healing took place.
  • Is the Lord calling you to step out in faith in a certain area? Have you been putting it off? Are you ready to take the step?


  • They were offended because they knew the parable was about them.
  • They let their feelings of being offended drown out what should have been conviction.
  • Deep down, they must have had a little bit of a guilty conscience to think the parable was about them.
  • When we feel offended by someone’s words, we need to do a quick self-examination.
  • If we get offended without checking to see if there is any truth in what was said, there will be no room for change.
  • We can’t let our feelings shut out any conviction the Lord may be drawing us to,


I hope something in the life applications and lessons in the book of Mark resonated with you in some way. It is still so amazing to me how the Lord uses His Word to speak to us and lead us in ways we can grow.

Please join us as we read God’s Word each week and learn to apply His principles to our lives.

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If you have joined me recently, these daily life application posts are examples of some of the comments I am writing in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea. I want to give them all the resources I can to use in today’s world!

Rose colored She Reads Truth Bible

The rose colored Bible is the one I am using for my youngest granddaughter, and I really love it! It is the She Reads Truth Bible, CSB. I did some research before purchasing the CSB, and I found that it is translated from the original text and very accurate – very important!

Bible Gateway is a wonderful resource. You can look up scriptures or topics in many Bible translations.


If you received other nuggets of truth this week, please share them. I love hearing how the Lord speaks!

Until next week…

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10 Comments

  1. Such a good reminder to do a self awareness check when we’re offended, Susan! I try to do this on a regular basis and dig further as to why something is bothering me. Goodness sometimes our emotions can get the better of us though and gah it’s all down hill. Thanks for this gentle nudge lady! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Same here. I try to do this, but last week, I was on a roll it seemed like. I wasn’t stopping to think first. The comments weren’t even about me, but I didn’t handle them well.

  2. Very touching. Have you ever experienced a moment where God’s Word spoke directly to a situation in your life, prompting immediate action or a change in perspective?

    1. Yes, so many times! Sometimes it has been a clear leading in direction, and other times it has been more of a conviction to change! Either way, it is so amazing that He would take the time to be in the details of our lives! How about you?

  3. Susan, this is such a powerful life application lesson today. I’m so blessed to have read this today. Pausing to reflect on your words today.
    Visiting today from Joanne’s

  4. Such wonderful insights from a familiar passage. “We are told to go and tell, and yet our complacency keeps us quiet.” The Lord has done so much and all He has done is both amazing and marvelous. “Appreciation leads to boldness.” May we be both appreciative and bold. Thank you for sharing your insights as they gave food for thought today!

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