Good morning! Today we are focusing on just a few verses of chapter 9, 30 through 35.
Jesus told his disciples that he would be delivered to men who would kill him, and he would rise again on the third day. The disciples did not understand what he meant, but they did not ask him (v32). They knew he could raise the dead, but they were probably wondering how he could raise himself.
But on the way to Capernaum they began arguing amongst themselves. Jesus asked them about it, but they did not want to answer him. They were arguing over who among them was greatest.
35. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
All too often we become caught up in who is more important, who is the greatest among us? We should not focus on who is greatest. We should be looking to serve others. How can we take care of others if our minds are continually on who will receive the biggest crown in heaven? Or here on earth for that matter.