Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Great (Mark 9:33-37)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “great.” JC stumbled upon a conversation of his disciples arguing about who was going to be the greatest. They got totally busted. They thought that the stuff they were saying was under the radar, but it backfired. This turned out to be a sweet teaching moment for the Savior…

“And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.”
~Mark 9:36-37

Now that is awesome. Notice how JC does not rebuke them for wanting to be the greatest… pretty interesting, I know. He wants the disciples to know that true greatness lay within servanthood. My question is: can you characterize yourself as a servant to others? God wants you to be a servant – it’s all over his teaching. My prayer is that each of you concerns yourself with matters of the heart. Always look to serve others and lift them toward the Savior. Get ready… pray that God will use you as a witness in action and speech.

Praying for you,


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