Today’s chapter in the gospel of Mark deals with marriage, salvation and servanthood. Then we read two historical chapters of Deuteronomy.
In Mark 10 Jesus explained the Christian concept of Marriage: One man, one woman, one lifetime,“6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Then Jesus blessed the little children and said: “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” A Rich Young Ruler asks what he must do to receive eternal life, but he cannot make himself do what Jesus required of him, so Jesus commented: ”It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” The disciples were astounded and said: “Who then can be saved?” upon which Jesus answered “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Yes, that’s how it is with salvation. Jesus then predicted his resurrection. James and John wanted to be great, but Jesus pointed out that greatness comes by serving. The chapter finally ends as Jesus healed Bartimaeus.
Deuteronomy 2 tells of the first 38 years of wandering in the the Desert, the generation entering the desert had died off, then with the help of God King Sihon was Defeated.
Deuteronomy 3 tells how King Og Defeated and the Israelites conquered the land East of Jordan, but Moses was forbidden to cross the Jordan and enter the Promised Land.