You know the bible is real when you read verses 35-37 in Mark 10.
Jesus has just finished telling his disciples the horrible death that awaits him in Jerusalem, but instead of sympathy or concern, James and John ask for a promotion. They want the power seats in heaven. When the others find out what they’re up to, they become indignant because they didn’t think of it first most likely.
The focus is ripped away from Jesus’ death and lands on human ambition. It affords Jesus an opportunity to teach his disciples what it takes to live in his kingdom.
To be a bully, to seek your own status, and to be only interested in your own agenda is the world’s way.
As a disciple you seek to be nothing, a servant ready to help others. Just like Jesus. Why was he on his way to Jerusalem? So he could die in our place on the cross for our sins. The sins of James and John. The sins of all his people.
I’m amazed at Jesus’ patience with his own.
Thank God because I’m just like James and John.
I’m committed to me. My goals. My honor.
Every once in a while I catch myself serving others.
I wish it was the reverse.
That’s why I need a Savior.
And that’s why he’s given me his perfect record.
Because I need it!
Talk to me.