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.
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?
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.
Posted on Tue, July 28, 2015
by Brian Landers