2 Pillars Church — Why Did Jesus Go Up On The Mountain To Pray?
It is difficult to cover all of the ground that has to be covered in a single sermon on a given text. The implications of this are that for every sermon you hear, there is a slew of observations, insights, linkages, and applications that were not included. Preachers have a number of significant (and tough!) responsibilities, one of which is making judgments about what to bring into the pulpit on Sunday and what to keep out. The sermon delivered on Sunday was no exception. Mark 6:46—45 is a scripture that I barely touched on briefly in my presentation.
46 When he had said his goodbyes to them, he climbed up on top of the mountain and prayed.
Jesus Praying in Mark
There are just three instances of Jesus praying in the entire gospel of Mark (Mark 1:35, 6:46, and 14:32–39), and each of those instances is brief. In each of these events, Jesus experienced a watershed moment in His mission, whether it was a crisis or a critical choice, as explained by writer James R. Edwards: Each prayer takes place at night and in a solitary location, each finds Jesus’ disciples estranged from him and unable to comprehend his mission, and in each, Jesus must make a life-altering decision or confront a catastrophe.
(197) When I preached on Sunday, I used the passage from John 6:15, which, at least in part, explains the predicament Jesus was facing: Knowing that they were preparing to come and seize him by force in order to declare him king, Jesus retired to the mountain by himself once more.
Jesus, on the other hand, came as a suffering servant-King who would save His people from their sin.
I believe the complete tale is told in the book of Acts.
The Disciples’ Hard Hearts
Jesus’ own followers were the most major source of criticism following the feeding of the five thousand (Mark 6:30–44), rather than the large multitudes that had gathered. The verses 51–52 inform us that: 51 And as he got into the boat with them, the wind stopped blowing. And they were completely taken aback, 52 because they did not comprehend the significance of the loaves, but their hearts had become hardened. The disciples were perplexed by Jesus’ explanation of the loaves. They were present when the miracle feeding took place.
They finished their meal and were satisfied.
Despite this, their hearts remained hardened.
If the hardness of the Pharisees upset Jesus, imagine how much more Jesus must have been affected by the hardness of His own followers’ hearts!
A Time to Speak and a Time to Pray
The way Jesus responded to His disciples’ hardheartedness, disbelief, and lack of understanding is instructive for us to learn from as well. Was Jesus able to achieve anything in the face of such opposition? He walked up to the top of the mountain in order to pray. So frequently, our own answer to this type of criticism is to talk and act even louder and more aggressively. Our thinking goes something like this: “If I offer additional information, provide another argument, recommend another book, or restate the essential aspects that they could have missed,” we reason, “then perhaps they will comprehend and respond to Jesus in faith.” While faith can be gained via hearing (Romans 10:17), stony hearts are not easily won over by mere words.
According to Ezekiel 11:19, God Himself provides a new heart as a gift to all who believe in Him under the New Covenant.
Jesus and Mountains
Mountains played an important role in Jesus’ life while he was on the earthly stage. Immediately before to beginning his ministry, Jesus went into the desert and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights in solitude. At the conclusion of that time period, Jesus was tempted by the devil. For example, the devil took Jesus to a very high mountain with him, where he showed him all the kingdoms of the earth with their grandeur, and he promised Jesus that He would receive them if He would fall down and worship him (Matt 4: 8-9).
Many of us are familiar with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, during which he delivered the Beatitudes.
It’s very beautiful to see how the Amplified Bible explains the word blessed in this particular context: The poor in spirit (the humble, who regard themselves as insignificant) are blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward condition), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, and theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Those who mourn will be comforted (Matt 5:34), and those who are enviously happy (with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace) will be blessed and enviably happy (with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace).
Mounties were isolated places, and Jesus wanted a peaceful location to pray – to communicate to His Father, to converse with Him, and to gain strength and direction from Him – so that He might commune with Him.
The Bible tells us that on the mountain, great crowds came to Him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, and many others, and they laid them at His feet, where He healed them, and the crowd was filled with awe and worshiped God when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled walking, and the blind seeing.
And it was on the Mount of Transfiguration in Galilee that Jesus gave His disciples the Great Commission: to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything that God had commanded in the Old Testament.
They are also locations of healing and revelation, as well as places of commissioning. As I ascend Mount Elgon, I am looking forward to all of these experiences and many more. And I am confident that God will provide for me since He always answers prayer.
Being Called Up the Mountain with Jesus
The 24th of January, 2020, is a Friday of the Second Week in Standard Time. Readings for Today: Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Physician—Memorial Service On the hilltop, Jesus called out to those whom he desired, and they came to him in large numbers. Mark 3:13 is a biblical passage. It is revealed in this portion of Scripture that Jesus summoned His Apostles to the top of a mountain in order to give them the authority to preach and drive out demons in His name. The fact that Jesus summoned the Apostles “up the mountain” is a major component of this Scripture text.
- This specific move carries a tremendous deal of symbolic significance.
- Why did He only accomplish this after summoning His Apostles to the top of a mountain?
- It’s a sign that we’re supposed to be ascending toward Him.
- Prayer is the “mountain” we are required to climb, and it is the first and most important thing we must do.
- In order to be alone with Him and bask in His wonderful presence, Jesus invites us to come to Himself, where He is waiting to receive us.
- We shall be woefully underprepared to deliver His compassion and mercy to a world in desperate need of it.
- Respond to His call so that you might be sent forth by Him to carry out His divine command of love in the world.
- This is my desire: to seek You out and to spend time with You.
- I put my faith in You, Jesus.
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Jesus Sets Out Alone to Pray
Observed on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Ordinary Time, as the Second Week of the Month of January. Sacred Scriptures for Today: Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial On the hilltop, Jesus called out to those whom he desired, and they flocked to him in their thousands. 3.13 in Mark’s gospel. It is revealed in this Scripture chapter that Jesus summoned His Apostles to the top of a mountain in order to give them the authority to preach and drive out demons in the name of Christ. The fact that Jesus summoned the Apostles “up the mountain” is an important component of this Scripture narrative.
- It is clear that this specific deed has significant symbolic significance.
- When He called His Apostles to the top of a mountain, why did He do it just after that?
- As a result, we are to ascend toward Him as a result of this occurrence.
- In the first place, the “mountain” that we are expected to climb is prayer.
- In order to be alone with Him and enjoy in His wonderful presence, Jesus invites us to come to Himself and wait for us.
- We shall be woefully underprepared to offer His compassion and mercy to a world in desperate need of them.
- Respond to His call so that you might then be sent forth by Him to carry out His divine command of love in the world.
- I long to seek You out and spend time with You in Your presence.
- Trusting in You, Jesus.
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Jesus Went Up The Mountain To Teach The Beatitudes – Retha Groenewald
The Sermon on the Mount, often known as the Beatitudes, was delivered on Mount Tabor. Jesus ascended the mountain in the same manner as Moses. Mt. Sinai was a three-time ascent for Moses (Exodus 19:3; 24:18; 34:42). He made his way up the mountain in order to meet with God. The Beatitudes were taught to the people by Jesus on his ascent of the mountain. He is the Word, and He is the Son of God (John 1:1).
- As recorded in Mark 3:13, Jesus walked up the mountain and then summoned those whom He desired. They came to Him, and He received them. At the end of Luke 9:28, Jesus ascends a mountain to pray. He sat down with his disciples on the mountain, according to John 6:3. When the crowds demanded that He be made king, Jesus retired to the mountain, according to John 6:15.
The mountain is a secure location. When you wish to pray, you may do so in complete privacy. It is a location where significant choices are made as well as a place where people learn. The mountain is a location for one person, for the disciples, for the throngs, and for a specific group of people to gather and worship. It is a location where one may be in the presence of God. When Jesus noticed the gathering throng, he walked up to the hilltop and took a seat. His followers gathered around him, and he began to instruct them in their newfound knowledge.
- They were in His presence, and they listened intently to what He had to say.
- They were all aware of the message, but not all of them reacted in the same manner.
- Because of the preacher’s anointing and authority, the entire congregation is brought into God’s presence and is transformed.
- You have the option of participating completely or simply watching.
- (John 6:3 New International Version)The disciples were with Jesus on a daily basis.
- When He invited them to be in His presence, they didn’t hesitate.
- If following Jesus is your way of life, then come and spend time with Him on the mountainside frequently.
That is the place you want to be, with Him, at all times.
(Mark 3:13 in the English Standard Version) When Jesus picked the twelve apostles, he also summoned a number of disciples to him.
It is possible that Jesus is calling you to Himself for a specific purpose.
It might come to you in a dream, a vision, or as a tugging at your heartstrings.
You are aware that you are in God’s presence, and that He wishes to communicate something unique with you.
(Luke 9:28 New King James Version) Jesus went up to the mountain to pray on a regular basis.
The Bible also describes instances in which Jesus went to pray by himself.
During church services, you join the rest of the congregation in praying.
That is why you prefer to pray by yourself.
After reaching the summit and entering into His presence, the words come more easily than when you are at the foot of a steep mountain.
(HCSB, John 6:15; HCSB, John 6:15) Jesus retreated to the mountaintop, away from the throngs of people.
It is beneficial to retire to a safe haven, a place of tranquility, from time to time.
If you want to pray, withdraw, or join Jesus, you don’t have to wait for an invitation before going up to the mountain.
When Jesus died on the cross for your sins and the curtain was ripped, He granted you permission to enter the kingdom of God. As a child of God, you have an eternal invitation – a free pass. Is there anything more you want to do?
Contradictions: Did Jesus Go Up or Down the Mountain?
There’s no danger on the mountaintop. In the event that you desire to pray in secret, here is the place to go. You may make critical decisions and discover new things in this environment. One can go up the mountain alone, with their followers, with the throngs, or with a small group of individuals. In God’s presence, it is a sacred space. When Jesus noticed the crowds forming, he walked up to the hilltop and sat down for some time. In front of him, his followers began to congregate, and he began to instruct them.
- They were in His presence, and they listened intently to what He had to say about life.
- Everyone was aware of the message, but not everyone reacted in the same kind.
- Because of the preacher’s anointing and power, the entire congregation is pulled into God’s presence and worship.
- A full participation is possible, as is a spectator role.
- Jesus’ followers were with him on a daily basis, according to John 6:3 (New International Version).
- Their willingness to be in His presence was unafraid to express themselves.
- If following Jesus is your way of life, then join Him on the hilltop on a regular basis to pray and worship Him.
When you are with Him, that is where you should be.
In the English Standard Version (ESV), Mark 3:13 says: Certain disciples were summoned to Jesus when he picked the 12 apostles.
It is possible that Jesus will call you to Himself for a specific cause at some point.
Your intuition may come to you in a dream or a vision, or it may be a tug at your heartstrings.
You are aware that you are in God’s presence, and that He has something unique to say to you about that presence.
He was accompanied by Peter, John, and James.
Three of His followers were present in this circumstance.
Attend prayer gatherings if you are a believer.
Every aspect of your life is devoted to prayer.
It is customary for people to climb Mount Fuji when they begin praying.
Consequently, when Jesus saw that they were ready to come and seize Him by force in order to crown Him king, He fled to the mountain by Himself.
Him and His disciples distanced themselves from those who sincerely wanted to do what was right but were not obeying the Father’s will.
For the purpose of getting away from the stresses and strains of everyday life If you want to pray, withdraw, or follow Jesus, you don’t have to wait for an invitation before going up the mountain.
If you are a child of God, you have an everlasting invitation – a free pass – since Jesus died on the cross for your sins and the curtain was ripped between heaven and earth. Is there anything more you need to do?
When Jesus “ascended to the top of a mountain,” according to the Gospel of Matthew, he was giving the famous Sermon on the Mount. The Gospel of Luke, on the other hand, states that Jesus “descended” before imparting this lesson. Furthermore, Matthew demonstrated that Jesus “was seated” before beginning to teach, although Luke reported that Jesus “stand[ed] on an even ground.” How is it possible that both accounts are correct? Look at the two sections and then consider why they are not in direct conflict with one another.
When He spoke, He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Then He opened His lips and instructed them, saying, (Matthew 5:1–3, italics in original.) That night He walked out to the mountain and stayed there all night in prayer for God, which was the first time He had done so in those days.
… And He went down with them and stood on a level spot with a large throng of His followers and a large crowd of people from all over Judea and Jerusalem.
In order to reconcile these seeming conflicts, there are at least two alternatives. There is a possibility that Matthew and Luke reported two independent occurrences, which would resolve each of the concerns. However, this does not appear to be the most appropriate response, given that both Gospels recount events that occurred before and after the Sermon. They also demonstrate that it took happened in the same geographic location and was given to the same set of individuals as the previous incident.
- When you look at the text more closely, you will see that each of these claimed conflicts are simply solved.
- It is possible that the Gospel of Matthew contains a brief synopsis of the Lord’s activity in that region during the weeks and maybe months preceding up to the delivery of the message.
- ” He walked out to the mountain to pray, and he continued to pray to God throughout the night” (Luke 6:12).
- The short explanation is that Matthew provided a summary of the Lord’s actions prior to delivering his message.
- Because of this, Matthew just mentions that Jesus walked up the mountain and gave the Sermon on the Mount, leaving out the rest of the specifics.
- Before delivering the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus walked up the mountain to pray and then came back down some of the way to a level spot on the mountain to prepare his speech.
- It’s conceivable he did both at the same time.
- This was customary practice among the Jews of the time period.
- Once again, Luke offers more information about the events preceding up to the Sermon, whilst Matthew provides more information about the sermon itself.
It was at this point that He descended with them and stood on the level ground with a large crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all over Judea and Jerusalem, as well as from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases, as well as those who had been tormented by unclean spirits, among them.
And the entire crowd rushed to get a hold of Him because power emanated from Him and cured everyone there.
Jesus sat throughout the first part of the Sermon, but then stood and wandered about for the remainder of the teaching.
By carefully reading the material, it is possible to discover a more effective solution. Jesus remained standing while curing a large number of people, which may have lasted several hours. His sermon on the Mount began after He had healed those who had come to Him in need of healing.
Upon deeper analysis of the text, it becomes clear that none of these purported conflicts is true; yet, concerns such as these draw attention to a crucial point. Many critics have claimed that the New Testament writers, particularly Matthew, Mark, and Luke, conspired to compose the book of Genesis (i.e., they got together to make sure they got their stories straight.). But if these writers were conspiring, they would have used similar (or identical) terminology in each of these tales, indicating that they were in cahoots.
1 They were prompted by the Holy Spirit in the words they chose to write, and when we examine the text attentively, we can see that the narratives can be reconciled with little effort.
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Matthew 14:23 After He had sent them away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone,
New International Version (New International Version) After he had dismissed them, he walked up to a mountainside by himself and prayed for sometime. Later that night, he was alone in the house. New Living Translation (New Living Translation) As soon as he sent them on their way, he walked up into the hills by himself to meditate. While he was alone in the room, the sun set. Version standardized in English And once he had dismissed the people, he climbed up to the top of the mountain to pray on his own behalf.
- Berean Study Bible (also known as the Berean Study Bible) After He had sent them away, He climbed up to the top of the mountain by himself in order to pray.
- The Literal Bible of the Bereans And after dismissing the people, He walked up to the top of the mountain by himself to pray in solitude.
- The King James Version of the Bible And when he had driven the crowds away, he went up to a mountain by himself to pray, and when the darkness came, he was alone on the mountain.
- As soon as He had dispatched the throngs of people, He walked up to the mountain by himself to pray.
- The New American Standard Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.
- Following the dispersal of the people, He walked up to the mountain by Himself to pray, and by the nightfall, He was still alone on the mountain.
- The Bible with an amplification system After He had dismissed the people, He walked up to the top of the mountain to pray by himself.
The Christian Standard Bible is a translation of the Bible in the Christian tradition.
He remained there by himself till the wee hours of the morning.
After dismissing the throngs, He walked up to the summit of the mountain to pray by himself.
The American Standard Version is the version used in the United States.
The Aramaic Bible translated into plain English He walked up to a mountain alone to pray when the people had dispersed, and he remained there until the sun had set alone on the mountain.
He was still there when I returned later in the evening.
And by the time it became dark, he was all by himself.
The International Standard Version (ISO) is a formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized After dismissing the throngs, he climbed a mountain to pray alone in the solitude of nature.
- When the evening came, he was the only one present.
- The New American Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.
- When it got dark, he was all alone in the room.
- And once he had cleared the area of the people, he climbed up the mountain to pray by himself.
- Revised Standard Version (New Revised Standard Version) Afterwards, after dismissing the throng, he climbed up the mountain by himself to pray.
- The New Heart English Bible is a translation of the New Heart Bible.
- When the evening came, he was the only one present.
He was alone in the house when the night fell.
When the evening came, he was the only one present.
Translations in addition to the above.
23 As soon as He had dispatched them, He walked up to the mountain by himself to pray.
… References to Other Sources 1:35 Mark 1:35 Early in the morning, when it was still dark, Jesus rose from his bed and stole out to a secluded spot to pray in silence.
When all of the people were being baptized, Jesus was also baptized, according to Luke 3:11.
Luke 6:12During those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He stayed there all night in prayer to God, according to the Bible.
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He left the room.
Matthew 26:36 (KJV) Then Jesus and his disciples arrive to a site named Gethsemane, where he instructs them to “sit here while I go and pray over there.” 6:46 (Matthew 6:46) And once he had sent them away, he went to a mountaintop to pray in seclusion.
6:15-17 (John 6:15-17) In response to their threat to come and forcefully remove Jesus from his position as king, Jesus withdrew once more to the mountain by himself.
Matthew relates just to the dismissal in its general sense ( ) whereas Mark refers to his leaving comments (, which are most certainly directed at all the people).
is to be connected with the previous words, not with the following words; Matthew 5:1, note (cf.
Depending on whether it was spring or fall, the sun would be out for around eight hours (ver.
Commentaries that run in parallel.
I sent him on his way (apolysas) Verb – Aorist Participle Active – Nominative Masculine Verb – Aorist Participle Active – Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 630 is as follows: From the Greek words apo and luo, which means “to completely free,” as in “to relieve, release, dismiss, or let die,” as in “to forgive or divorce.” He climbed to the top (aneb).
- SingularStrong’s 305: To go up, climb, or ascend; of things: I rise, spring up, or ascend; I rise, spring up, or ascend.
- onεἰς(eis) 1519:A main preposition; a preposition that refers to a location, a period of time, or a goal; used in adverbial phrases.
- This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.
- Most likely derived from an outdated oro; a mountain: -mountain, a hill (-ain).
- Himselfἰδίαν(idian) Accusative – Adjective – Accusative Feminine Strong’s 2398:Relating to oneself, i.e., one’s own; by implication, private or distinct from other people or things.
- From the Greek words pros and euchomai, which means “to pray to God,” or “to worship.” Whenδὲ(de) A primary particle; nevertheless, and, and so on.
- eveningὀψίας(opsias) Adjective – Genitive Feminine Adjective – Genitive Feminine SingularStrong’s 3798:It’s late in the afternoon.
came,γενομένης(genomenēs) Middle – Genitive Feminine – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle – Aorist Participle Strong’s 1096:A prolongation and middle voice form of a main verb; to cause something to be, i.e.
He was (n) a man of action.
I exist in the first person singular present indicative; it is a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; it is in the first person singular present indicative.
Affinity is a little unclear; there; by extension, thither.alone (monos) Masculine Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – Nominative Adjective – No SingularStrong’s 3441 is as follows: Only, lonesome, and dismal.
Most likely derived from meno, which means “remaining,” as in “sole” or “single”; by implication, “mere.” AscendedClimbedCrowdsDismissedAloneApartAscendedClimbedCrowdsDismissed EveningHillMountainMountainsideMultitudesNightSolitude Jump to NextAloneApartAscendedClimbedCrowdsDismissedEveningHillMountainMountainsideMultitudesNightSolitudeLinksAloneApartAscendedClimbedCrowdsDismissedEveningHillMountainMountainsideMultitudesNightSolitudeLinks Matthew 14:23 (New International Version) Matthew 14:23 New International Version Matthew 14:23 (New International Version) Matthew 14:23 New American Standard Bible Matthew 14:23 King James Version Matthew 14:23 (KJV) BibleApps.com Bibliography for Matthew 14:23 Paralela Chinese translation of Matthew 14:23 French translation of Matthew 14:23.
Matthew 14:23, according to the Catholic Bible Gospels of the New Testament: Matthew 14:23 (KJV) After he had dispatched the throngs of people (Matt. Mat Mt)
Luke 6:12 In those days Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.
(12)He left the house and went to a hillside to pray. -It’s preferable to go into the mountains or the hill-country. The importance placed on Jesus’ prayers is a recurring theme in the writings of St. Luke. I continued to pray to God throughout the night. – At the very least, the original allows for a different interpretation. “Prayer” (proseuche) had evolved to refer to the spot where pious Jews may retreat for their devotions: the chapel or oratory by the river’s edge or on the mountain’s edge where there was a flowing stream for ablutions.
- Halicarnassus is the site of another another.
- The fact that Josephus mentions that there was one in Tiberias (Life, c.
- The precise combination of words used in God’s prayer – literally – is not found anywhere else in the world for prayer as it is presented to God.
- Verse 12 is the last verse in the book of Revelation.
That is to say, during the course of his ministry in Galilee, particularly in the densely populated region surrounding the Lake of Genessaret, and following the events recounted in Chapter 5 and the first eleven verses of Chapter 6, Jesus proceeded to choose twelve people from among the group of people who had become particularly attached to him and who would therefore remain with him at all times.
- It was his intention to train up these individuals to serve as approved exponents of his message and as future leaders of his Church.
- Jerusalem and the hierarchy, backed by the great instructors of the kind of Judaism that had for so long captivated the hearts of the people, had voiced their opposition to the beliefs and teachings of Jesus, albeit in hushed tones at the time.
- It was vital to take immediate action in order to establish some kind of structure among the people who had responded so positively to his statements; hence, the formal selection of the twelve individuals who would be closest to him from that point on was made.
- Parallel commentary by SimonAndrewJames and Andrew James GreekInἐν(en) PrepositionsStrong’s 1722: in, on, amid, and between.
- those ταύταις(tautais) Demonstrative Dative Feminine Plural PronounStrong’s 3778:This is; he, she, it.
- went on a date ἐξελθεῖν(exelthein) ActiveStrong’s 1831: Verb – Aorist Infinitive ActiveStrong’s 1831: Come out if you want to go out.
- theτὸ(to) Strong’s 3588:the is an accusative neuter singular that refers to the definite article.
mountain ὄρoς(oros) Noun – Accusative Neuter SingularStrong’s 3735: “Accusative Neuter Singular” It’s a mountain or a hill.
for the purpose of praying (proseuxasthai) MiddleStrong’s 4336 is an aorist infinitive that means to pray, pray for, or give prayer.
He stayed the night with us.
To stay awake all night is derived from the Greek word dia, which means “to sit up.” inἐν(en) PrepositionsStrong’s 1722: in, on, amid, and between.
prayer προσευχῇ(proseuchē) a prayer to God in the Dative Feminine SingularStrong’s 4335:From proseuchomai, which means “prayer” in the feminine singular; by extension, an oratory.
Paralela Luke 6:12 Chinese Version of the Bible French translation of Luke 6:12 Bible 6:12 (Luke 6:12) The Bible according to Catholic tradition Gospels of the New Testament: 6:12 (Luke 6:12) It was during these days that he experienced something (Luke Lu Lk)
Jesus’ Solitude and Silence
Numerous Bible students fail to see the significance of Jesus’ seclusion and silence. The example of Jesus’ relationship with God should be followed by every pastor, ministry leader, and caregiver – in fact, by every follower of Jesus, period! I don’t want to lose out on this opportunity! Because of this, I went back and performed a Bible study on Jesus’ seclusion and quiet in the Gospel of Mark. Jesus withdrew from people, everyday life activities, and the duties of his ministry on a consistent basis in order to spend time alone with the Father and pray.
- It was Jesus’ continuing, deep relationship with his Abba that provided the inspiration for his compassion, knowledge, and strength, which we see reflected on every page of the Gospels.
- It was in this manner that he began his ministry.
- It was his way of dealing with difficult emotions such as sadness.
- It was the method through which Jesus instructed his students.
- It’s how Christ prepared himself for his death on the cross, according to the Bible.
Even Mark Can Be Unhurried with Jesus
Is it possible that we have overlooked the significance of Jesus’ seclusion and stillness with the Father? How could we possibly believe that we may live and love properly if we do not follow in Jesus’ footsteps? Mark isn’t bothered by it at all! Many Bible experts believe that Mark’s gospel was written in a hurried manner. As a matter of fact, his favorite term is “immediately” (or “at once,” as he puts it 39 times) (NASB). He is overjoyed at the prospect of telling us about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus!
He publishes the Gospel of Jesus considerably more quickly than any of the other Gospel writers before him.
The Gospel of Mark records Jesus’ hasty arrival in Jerusalem, which was where his crucifixion awaited him.
Mark encourages us to come along with him and to be unhurried with Jesus in this way.
Assume that your style of living with Jesus is unhurried–you’d sense calm, be able to hear God’s voice more clearly, and be able to experience more of God’s love and wisdom in your relationships and professional life, wouldn’t you?
Bible Verses on Jesus’ Solitude and Silence
Here is a list of Bible passages from the book of Mark that emphasize Jesus’ seclusion and silence in chronological order. A few lines from the other Gospels have been used.) Unless otherwise specified, all scriptures are from the NIV84.) In a moment’s notice, the Spirit dispatched him into the desert, where he remained for forty days, being tempted by Satan. The angels were with him like he was with the wild animals,” the author writes. “Jesus was walking near the Sea of Galilee,” says Mark 1:12 “.
- He walked out to a secluded area, where he prayed,” the Bible says.
- ” Jesus, on the other hand, frequently retreated to lonely locations and prayed.” (Luke 5:15-16; see also Mark 1:45) (Luke 5:15-16) Then Jesus walked out alongside the lake for a second time.
- “Jesus went up to a mountainside to pray, and he stayed there all night praying to God,” Mark 3:7 says.
- He was surrounded by so many throng that he was forced to get into a boat and sit in it while the rest of the people stood on the shore.
- Jesus withdrew by boat to an undisclosed location after learning of the situation.
- The author “entered a residence and did not want anyone to know he was there; yet, he was unable to keep his presence a secret.” (Matthew 7:24) In a private prayer session, when his disciples were present, Jesus inquired of them, ‘Who do the masses believe I am?'” says the Bible.
- And he walked up to the top of the mountain and took a seat there.” “Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him and brought them up a high mountain, where they were all alone,” says Matthew 15:29 in the English Standard Version.
“One day, Jesus was praying in a particular location.
He returned across the Jordan to the spot where John had been baptizing at the outset, and he stayed there for the rest of his life.
(Matthew 10:32.) Following the singing of the song, they proceeded to the Mount of Olives.
(Matthew 22:39) “They arrived at a site called Gethsemane, where Jesus instructed his followers to “sit here while I pray.” (Matthew 14:32) “They nailed him to the cross.
‘Father, into your hands I submit my spirit,’ Jesus cried out in a loud voice.” (See also Mark 15:25, 33, and Luke 23:46.) In Jesus’ Easy Yoke, you may live your best life.
In order to put Jesus’ promise into action, we must learn how to practice solitude and quiet effectively. “Abide in me as I abide in the Father, and you too will bear great fruit,” Jesus says (my paraphrase from John 15:1-17).
Jesus’ Example of Prayer and Solitude
The extended substance of Jesus’ prayers is recorded by the Gospel authors twice — both times on the night he was betrayed – in the New Testament. One of the most intimate moments between Father and Son is recorded in John 17, widely known as Jesus’ high priestly prayer. Moreover, this prayer was said for the benefit of the apostles as well. They gained an understanding of their relationship with the Father as a result of their union with Jesus – a deep reality that continues to offer comfort and courage to followers of Christ.
The intensity of Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane is recorded in three different places: Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, and Luke 22:39-46.
In the end, he serves as a paradigm of submitting to the will of the Father.
They don’t provide us with much information regarding Jesus’ daily praying routines.
Praying at Other Major Events
Extended content of Jesus’ prayers is recorded by the Gospel authors twice, both of which are taken from his last night on earth before his betraying his disciples. One of the most personal moments between Father and Son is captured in John 17, widely known as Jesus’ high priestly prayer. Additionally, the disciples benefited from this prayer. They gained an understanding of their relationship with the Father as a result of their unity with Jesus – a deep fact that continues to offer comfort and courage to Christians.
The Bible accounts of Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane are found in Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, and Luke 22:39-46.
Ultimately, he exemplifies obedience to the Father’s command.
The gospels don’t tell us anything specific about Jesus’ daily prayer routine.
All Night on a Mountain
As recorded in Luke 6:12, Jesus spends the entire night praying on top of a mountain before selecting his twelve disciples. Continual prayer throughout the night demonstrates Jesus’ need for insight in making these critical judgments.
In Matthew 14:23 and Mark 6:46, Jesus is seen again, this time on top of a mountain, praying late into the night. Later that night, as the disciples are straining to cross the sea, Jesus appears to them, walking on the water and speaking in their language.
In a Desolate Place
Jesus preferred to pray in a deserted location, according to Luke 5:16, which characterizes this as his pattern. Jesus would take time away from everyone in order to spend time alone with the Father in prayer. He did this frequently in the early morning hours while it was still dark (Mark 1:35). The fact that Jesus could pray at night or in the early morning, on a mountainside or in a deserted spot, permitted him to devote his complete focus to God’s will. Neither the views nor the presence of other people were going to detract from his concentration.
Praying in Solitude
Occasionally, Jesus would pray alone in front of his followers to serve as an example. Before informing his pupils of his impending death, he spent some time alone in meditation and prayer (Luke 9:18). He had made it a practice to be alone on a frequent basis. The Bible tells us that Jesus was praying in a specific location in Luke 11:1. We know he was alone in his prayer because the disciples came up to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” They couldn’t have asked such a question if they weren’t paying attention to his prayer.
Although it is commonly referred to be the Lord’s Prayer, the Bible does not state that Jesus prayed it.
Learning from Jesus’ Prayer Habits
Below, we’ll discuss some broad implications that we might derive from Jesus’ example of prayer and isolation.
- His tendency was to seek out a solitary location where he could pray, whether it was on a mountaintop or in a barren location
- He prayed a lot while it was dark, whether it was at night, throughout the night, or in the early hours of the morning
- His ministry was built on a basis of prayer, and he prayed before making any significant choices. Prayer periods are intimately linked to both his miraculous power and his magnificent connection with the Father. His long prayers were both the source and the substance of his desire to be one with the Father.
Meditate on these questions:
- Is it true that your moments of prayer and solitude serve as the cornerstone of your relationship with the Lord? Try to achieve anything for God without asking for His will and His power
- If you do, you will fail miserably. Do your practices of discernment or seeking wisdom flow naturally from your time spent in prayer with God? Are you feeling God’s love via prayer in such a manner that it shapes and molds your will to fit his, or are you just experiencing it? When you pray, consider how the prayer that Jesus taught his followers in Luke 11:2-4 influences your thoughts and feelings. Describe how your life would be different if you were unable to pray.
Why Did Jesus Often Withdraw to Lonely Places By Himself – Was He an Introvert? #204 – Bible Reading Podcast
Hello there, and a very happy Lord’s Day to you all. If you are listening to this at an appropriate time, please come over to our Facebook page, VBC Salinas, and join us for a livestream of our church meeting. We’meet’ at 11 a.m. and will be launching out a whole new series on the Holy Spirit and how we MUST turn to Him today, especially in the midst of this epidemic. This is the message’s title: “Sit Down, Church. Please.” Furthermore, that title most likely does not signify what you believe it does.
I’ve saved some of the recent comments and intend to share it with you in the near future; but, because Saturdays are often quite busy for me, today is not one of those days.
This little piece of Mark 1:35 serves as our primary source of inspiration.
36 He was sought after by Simon and his companions,37and when they located him, they said, “Everyone is hunting for you.” Mark 1:35-37 (KJV) Later on, in Luke 5:15-16, we learn that this was not a one-time occurrence for Jesus, but rather a recurring occurrence: 15However, the rumor about him grew even further, and great crowds gathered to hear him speak and to be healed of their illnesses as a result.
- 16Despite this, he frequently retreated to desolate locations and prayed.
- It’s fascinating.but why did He choose to do this?
- Okay, this is an excellent section, but it provides no definitive solutions to our query.
- It is certain that I will leave a huge group of individuals at some time, whether the group is large or small.
- When my family and I went swimming at a swimming hole on the Carmel River in the heart of Carmel Valley wine region today, I sneaked away for about 20 minutes to explore the surrounding area on my own time.
- For me, this is due to the fact that I have a little introvert blood coursing through my veins.
- Unfortunately, I only wasted a few seconds of your time there because I don’t believe that my personal experience and character quirks have anything to do with why Jesus chose to visit lonely places in the first place.
Consider the following passages from Scripture: 23After dismissing the crowds, he went up to the top of the mountain by himself to meditate.
Matthew 14:2339After walking a short distance, he fell to his knees and prayed (Matthew 26:39) 12During those days, he went out to the mountain to pray, where he stayed up all night pleading with God for help.
16Despite this, he frequently retreated to desolate locations and prayed (Luke 5:15-16) About eight days after this conversation, he went up to the mountain with the apostles Peter, John, and James to pray in the presence of God.
As long as the Son of God – God Himself – has lived a life of intense, intentional, and extended prayer, I believe that serves as a wonderful model for us, as well.
Many people were coming and going, and they didn’t even have time to eat because of the rush.
– 14:13 (Matthew 14:13) 10When the apostles returned to Jerusalem, they reported to Jesus on everything they had accomplished.
10:10 (Luke 9:10) Introverts, rejoice in your success!
Most of the time, it would appear that His primary focus was on prayer, but it is possible that He withdrew from the world for periods of rest from time to time.
Let me conclude with a couple of thoughts from Spurgeon on the subject of withdrawing to solitary places: Just when there were such great opportunities to do good, and just when everyone was looking for him, does he flee into the wilderness to pray?
For the simple reason that he felt what we all should feel but rarely do: that he needed new power, and that as the Lord’s servant, he had to wait on God to provide him with new power for his great life-work: “He withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.” Christ’s prayer was, without a doubt, a constant habit, but there were certain special times when he retired into isolated places and his prayer was particularly fervent and prolonged.
“First Forgiveness, Then Healing,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, vol.
Spurgeon, “First Forgiveness, Then Healing,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, vol.
The Sun of Righteousness was up and shining before the sun did.
Even though he was sinless, he required prayer; it is far from our imaginations to believe that we are capable of doing without it.
In private, we must prepare ourselves, as our Lord did, for the public battle of life that awaits us. “The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible,” C. H. Spurgeon, The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1964), 509.