Do you have any insights about the strange details given in Mark 14:51-52?

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Speaker 1

Mikey Noodles. That’s a cute name. I like that. Do you have any insight into this strange detail in Mark? Mark 14:51-52. We read this last week and we’re a bit confused about about why this was included. Let’s go ahead and bring that first up so we know what that is. Mark 1451 to 52.

Speaker 2

So mark 1451 to 52. It says a young man wearing nothing but a linen garment was following Jesus when they seized him. He fled naked, leaving his garment behind.

Speaker 3

Can I answer this?

Speaker 2

Yeah.

Speaker 3

Okay. I actually love this question and actually there’s a verse that I can back it up. Why I think this as far as this question goes, I totally hear you because I remember reading it when I was younger. I’m like, that’s a weird thing to put in the Bible. Why would they have this guy who’s like around when Jesus is arrested and he’s half in a garment and then when Jesus comes or is arrested, he runs away and he’s left naked. And here’s what I think. Now in the Bible, there’s a lot of things that are kind of symbolic. And one thing that’s very symbolic in the Bible is a robe or your clothing. And Jesus talked about having the robe of righteousness, which is basically the covering of the saints. God’s people are supposed to be closed with a robe of righteousness. Now, when Adam and we remember they had light that was covered them and when they send, their light left them and they realized they were naked. And then they tried to sew fig leafs together to make aprons try to cover themselves.

Speaker 2

And we can see Genesis 225. It says Adam and his wife were both naked and they felt no shame. This was at the beginning though. I mean, so they didn’t have clothes, they had a covering of light. They didn’t realize they’re naked. But then after they send Genesis 37 says, then the eyes of both of them were open and they realized they were naked. So they still pick leaves together and make covering for themselves. So this begins the theme of nakedness. Nakedness being associated with sin.

Speaker 3

Exactly. Now, when it comes to the story here in Mark, a lot of people think that actually Mark is the one is this person that’s kind of been what I understand a lot of people really? I believe yeah. I’ve not heard that, but maybe I don’t know. But either way, I don’t know.

Speaker 2

Either way. You’re in, Mark.

Speaker 3

Yeah. We only find it in the Gospel of Mark. But here’s the thing.

Speaker 2

Actually, Mark wasn’t one of the twelve disciples, though.

Speaker 3

No, he wasn’t. I think somebody just said he was nearby. I don’t know. Anyway, regardless, the whole point though, that of this story, why I think it’s in the Bible, is to be an example of what we need to be when Christ comes. Because Jesus says, when I come, it’ll be like a thief of the night. You don’t know the day nor the hour, so walk upright because you don’t know. Basically, we need to be covered in Christ righteousness at all times. We can’t kind of beat us half and half where we’re like, well, we’re sort of a Christian, but we’re sort of in the world. Because the thing is, when the crisis comes, when Jesus comes, when it’s time for us to make a decision, when our trial comes in our life, maybe it won’t be Christ second coming, but a trial will come. If we’re not fully covered in Christ righteousness, we’re just going to flee. We’re going to end up naked. And I really believe this is a spiritual lesson in this story to just kind of depict the state that some of God’s people were in, which is that his disciple was just kind of half and half not fully committed to Christ yet.

Speaker 3

And the danger in that is that when the trials come, like this trial came, Jesus was arrested. He could have just stood there for Christ and said, no, I’m going to stand with my Lord, but rather he was kind of like kind of in between and he fled away and he ended up naked, meaning that he was in sin. That’s why I really think that that lesson is in there. And there’s another verse, and I’m going to have to pull it up in a minute that basically talks about that we need to walk in such a way that we don’t walk naked and.

Speaker 2

I’m going to pull up to the altars. At the altar.

Speaker 3

No, that’s good. Versus two. I think this is in the book of Revelation, if I’m not mistaken. Yeah. In Revelation 318, where Jesus tells the church, he says, I counseled I think he’s talking to the church of Latest 18 because the church thought that they were well to do. Jesus says in verse 17 and Revelation 317, Jesus says, you don’t even realize that you’re poor, wretched, miserable, blind and naked. And in verse 18, Jesus says, I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire that you may be rich, white, raymond, that you may be closed, and that the shame of your nakedness do not appear. And so, again, I really believe that this is a very important point that Jesus wants us to realize is that we need to have his righteousness and recognize that without being fully committed to Him, that we are more blind and naked. And that it’s only by coming to Christ that we can be clothed and be covered by his grace and his mercy.

Speaker 2

Amen. Thanks for the response back. It says, such a great connection. Thanks for that insight. Thank you, Tina. Thank you, Mikey.

Speaker 3

All right.

Speaker 2

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