“Some People Are Pretty Bold”
Remember the other day when the scripture told us the disciples were arguing over which of them were the best.
Jesus asked them what they were arguing about, they did not answer but Jesus knew and told them the one who serves is blessed by the Lord God.
Now two of the disples, James and John, become brave and ask Jesus a question.
Please read the following scripture passage. Mark 10:35-45
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.” 38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” 39 “We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” 41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Wow, a big-time power grab, but they miss. I am sure when Jesus asks them if they can go through what He will go through, they say yes without thinking. What could possibly happen to Jesus?
Jesus tells them they will go through what He goes through. Scripture, tradition, and early historians tell us that Jesus’ followers were martyred. John lives the longest and he was exiled to a prison island.
Jesus tells the men the seats of honor are not for Him to assign, the Lord God will take care of that.
As believers, we have and with the Spirit’s help develop a servant attitude. And for the perfect example, we need to look no further than our precious and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;