10 Mark

Author

Annette McClure

Scripture

Mark 10:1-52

Observation

Mark 10 is filled with many lessons by Jesus followed by explanations. View on marriage and divorce, children, Christian Hedonism, Greatness, Humility, Servanthood, Son of Man coming to serve and why, ending with Jesus giving his life for many.  Throughout this chapter I love that Jesus has many commands but also allow for discussion about his desires.

I chose to focus on the verse reminding us about following his commandments being very important.  However just as important, if not more, is that we be willing to sell all of our riches and follow Jesus.  Jesus is telling us that listen to what God wants for us in our lives.  Whether that be to sell all of our stuff and move to another country to tell others about The Gospel, or to be Jesus in our workplace. Or to leave our job to serve in a different way, or to be a stay at home dad or mom etc. Wherever God has placed you do that calling with Joy and Gladness and this is what pleases God and moves his kingdom.

Application

Take an inventory of your life right now.  Are you living to please yourself or are you living to please the God you serve.  What is he calling you to do?

Prayer

Father God, I pray that you would create a desire in me and everyone one who is a follower of Christ to search for what you have called us to do at this time in our lives.  I also pray that once that has been placed in our hearts that you surround us with people that can pray and help us move into that calling and that in all of it we do it for your glory and not our own.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Jim Asselin wrote:
Thank you Anette.
And it seems when Jesus commented on the law of Moses, and the commandments, he then upped the ante.....sell all of my riches, remarrying is adultery, have the faith of a child, the first will be last, etc., be great by serving, I am reminded this morning of the radical nature of our faith and I am challenged to humility once again. Can I instill Jesus' view of greatness in my life today? To get of of my high horse in interpersonal conflict an serve, to not attain to the level so that I have more than the other guy, to abandon my status and stature to have a childlike faith, one that is profoundly simple and that clings to Jesus while not trying to add to what he requires. Like you said, it is only after all that 'noise' is removed that I can take the proper inventory and hear what He has to say to me. May it be so today.

Tue, July 28, 2015 @ 7:09 AM

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