Monday, October 17, 2011

A Morning Cup of Tea: Who shall be First?

 Ah, the race to be first, the number one person in whatever whatever there is to compete at. It's not such a new desire,as you will find in Mark ten, verses 35-45. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, wanted Jesus to promise that they two would be on his right hand and left hand in the kingdom of heaven.
  Jesus told them that honor was not his to give, but the Father's. He asked them though, if they were able to go through the baptism he would go through and drink from the cup from which he drank, and of course they said they could. Jesus told them they indeed would follow in his footsteps.  He told them and the other disciples that in order to be first in the kingdom of heaven one must be a servant to all. 
 45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
 We must remember, the first shall be last and the last shall be first. 

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