Humility Before Jesus

New Testament: Mark 5.21–23

To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 5.21–43 on February 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

Many people surrounded Jesus, including a ruler of the synagogue: 

Now when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a great multitude gathered to Him; and He was by the sea. And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet…

– Mark 5.21–22 

A ruler fell at the feet of a carpenter/teacher! The ruler also begged Jesus to come and heal the ruler’s daughter: 

and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”

– Mark 5.23 

The man got what he wanted because he humbled himself before Jesus, and the man did that knowing what Jesus could do. The man had faith in Jesus. 


  • Could you literally fall before God? 
  • Have you ever done it in prayer? 

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