First Sunday of Lent : 18th February 2024

Daily Word Of God

Mark 1:12-15

The Spirit drove Jesus into the desert and he remained there for forty days, and was put to the test by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels looked after him.

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the gospel from God saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus overcame temptations by the grace and strength given by His Father. Likewise, Jesus gives us His Holy Spirit to be our strength and our consoler when we are tempted and tested.


  • Having received the Good News, we are urged by Jesus to repent and believe so that others may see the goodness and truth of God’s message of salvation through us.


  • Repentance requires a change from our sinful ways to living in God’s ways. Are you ready to live in God’s ways of love and righteousness for His glory? What is your response to Our Lord?