A 3 page paper that compares these two interpretations of the calming of the sea. The essay points out any differences and the similarities. The writer comments on the values found in each version. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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people are introduced that are not in Marks version. Jesus was tired and needed some rest so He ordered his inner circle to take him across the lake but two
people were not going to allow this without approaching Him. The first, a teacher of the law, said he wanted to go with Jesus and said he would follow
Jesus anyplace. To this, Jesus said He had no permanent home: "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head"
(NIV, Matthew 8:10). Jesus had no place He could go. The people followed Him everywhere (Lemmon, 20110). Even Jesus needed a break from the people (Lemmon, 20110). We must remember,
He was human and as such experienced the same needs such as rest. Another came to Jesus and said that he had to bury his father before he could follow
Jesus. This was not acceptable. Either the person values Jesus enough to leave right now or not. The mans father did not lie dead someplace at the time. The man
was saying he had to wait until his father died before he could follow Jesus. It was a hypothetical situation (Sovereign Christ Bible Fellowship, 2011). These two are not
mentioned again so we might assume that first man was not willing to follow without having a secure bed. In that case, a permanent bed had more value than following
Christ. It could be guessed that the risks of following Jesus outweighed the value in their minds. Matthew demonstrates this thought through his report of the two men. Following Jesus
involved many serious risks, including being ridiculed. The same is true today. As then, today, we must understand our values. Matthew was promoting the values of commitment and faith while