What Jesus Did! 'First' — Mark 9:35

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jesus sat down and called the twelve apostles to him. Jesus said, "If any person wants to be the most important, then he must make all other people more important than himself. That person must serve all other people."
— Mark 9:35 NLT
Illustration of Mark 9:35 NLT — "If any person wants to be the most important, then he must make all other people more important than himself. That person must serve all other people."

Key Thought

Jesus' life is a demonstration of what he teaches. This is nowhere more evident than in his teaching about greatness. As followers of Jesus, we are never greater than when we surrender our rights and our position and serve others. No one demonstrated this better than the Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord and teacher.

Today's Prayer

Father, help me to aspire to greatness as defined by your Son's words and life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 10:42-45
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.