Today’s passage: Mark 10:35-52
- James and John (And quite possibly the rest of the disciples) thought first of their position, their rank. Jesus turns their attention to their actions.
- The Son of Man came to serve. Christ served us by giving up His life, dying for our sin.
- Jesus’ role as servant is put on display in Jericho. Jesus deserved to see everyone bow their knee. Instead, the blind (Whom the world would have looked down upon) were calling on Him for service.
Questions to consider:
- How does man often think about authority? What does gaining authority actually result in?
- What then does it look like to become more like Christ in this world? Should we expect to be treated more regally?
- If we are serving for the praise of man or to gain power, what frustrations will soon come? What is the right motive to serve? How can we keep that in mind when interacting with servant-leaders in our lives? How could we be an encouragement to them?