Mary’s of the Bible 14

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 14

Luke 8:1-2

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out ….

The Thought

There were other women too in this travelling company. But Mary from the town of Magdala is the only one to get a special mention. She is mentioned in all four gospels. In other verses there are the names of some of the other women who travelled with Jesus. But often this Mary gets a special mention. Maybe because of the amazing changes that had happened in her life.

At the end of Mark’s gospel, we get the same qualification. When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons (Mark 16:9).

It seems as though this Mary would never lose the old reputation she had had. And through the years there has been much speculation about what these demons represented. Some say it was obvious that she was a prostitute. But that is not in the Bible. Some films have shown her as a mad woman foaming at the mouth. The Bible is not clear about the actual problem. What is clear is that Jesus had done great things for her in freeing her from demonic activity, or demonic possession. He has done the same thing for many people since that time! He continues today!


Read Mark 16 today and try to understand the compassion of the women that followed Jesus constantly, right to His death and afterwards.

Think today about what your attitude to Mary Magdalene would be if she joined your church. Would you remember what you knew about her, or would you accept and love her as a fellow believer?

Ask yourself what is your attitude to the death of a loved one.

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