What Jesus Did! 'Among You, It Should Be Quite Different' — Mark 10:42-44

Monday, August 1, 2016

Jesus called all the followers together. Jesus said, "The non-Jewish people have men they call rulers. You know that those rulers love to show their power over the people. And their important leaders love to use all their authority over the people. But it should not be that way with you. If one of you wants to become great, then he must serve you like a servant. If one of you wants to become the most important, then he must serve all of you like a slave."
— Mark 10:42-44 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:42-44 NLT —  But it should not be that way with you.

Key Thought

Jesus' followers have heard a different tune than the world hears. They have a different reason to live in this world. So naturally—or should we say, supernaturally—we are to live very differently in the world. One of the places this must show up is in those in whom we place value. Our ultimate hero was a servant who washed his followers' feet and then gave up his life for them. Shouldn't our everyday heroes follow that same example? The greatest in Jesus' Kingdom IS a servant. We mustn't wait until we are in heaven to recognize this value system; we must display it in our communities today.

Today's Prayer

O Father, help us—help me—to be quite different in what we value, honor, and hold dear. In the name of Jesus, the greatest human who ever lived, I ask this. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • Romans 12:1-2
  • 1 Peter 2:9-12

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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.