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Mark 10:35-45

September 25, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

When the ten other disciples heard what James and John had asked, they were indignant. 42 So Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.’” v. 41-45

It’s easy to want to be recognized for acts of service!  It’s also easy to do stuff to look good in the eyes of others.  In this passage Jesus address the heart more than He does the actions.  When you are moved with compassion by the Holy Spirit, you will do things because it is the right thing to do not for a show, recognition, or other selfish desires.  This is totally opposite of cooperate America and the worlds way, but it is Gods way!  James and John wanted to be at the top, siting next to Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven.  But Jesus told them that true greatness comes in serving other.

Today rather than seeking ways to have your needs met, look for ways that you can minister to the needs of others!

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