In Mark 10 Jesus teaches on divorce, the faith of children, He encounters the rich your ruler, foretells of His suffering, teaches on the importance of serving and HIS service, and restores Bartimaeus’ sight. The thing that sticks out to me the most is James and John’s request for high positions in the Kingdom. Jesus had just told them of His suffering and the first thing they ask Him is for a promotion. They were so concern about themselves that they did not even acknowledge the fact that Jesus would suffer. Self focus can cause big problems. Jesus lets them know that leadership is not about power, but about serving others. He reminds them that this was why He came – to serve others by giving His life so that they might have eternal life. Lord, protect me from selfishness and self focus, so that I might faithfully serve others for Your glory and their good.
– Bryan McKenzie