Then they all forsook Him and fled. Now a certain young man followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him, and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.
Do you remember the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife? You can read all about it in Genesis 39:1-23. This woman was trying to seduce Joseph, but Joseph refused. In fact, she was so persistent that she grabbed his clothes and wouldn't let go. But Joseph, being a Godly man, kept on running -- right out of his garments! Joseph didn't want anything to do with her, or with the accompanying sin that she brought. Now that's a man with great faith.
And here in Mark,we see a bunch of people who were face to face with Jesus Christ -- but they were the ones who fled Him. And so persistent was one of these men, that when some of the guards caught hold of him, he kept on running -- you got it -- right out of his garments.
My question for you today is this: What are you running from? Are you ashamed of Jesus Christ to the point that you walk away from Him, or neglect the things He has called you to be and to do? Or, are you the kind of person who stands up for righteousness and flees temptation and evil? There are only two ways to run; you're either going to serve sin or serve Jesus. I urge you from the bottom of my heart to choose the Lord! Run away from evil, even if it means losing your shirt over it. Worldly possessions are temporary, but a relationship with the Lord is eternal.
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