Read: Matthew 20:20-28
Study: Jesus kept talking about the Kingdom of heaven, his Kingdom. Weren’t “kingdoms” about power, about who held the most powerful positions? James and John thought they’d be smart, and make their bid for power before the other disciples. “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. In Heaven’s Kingdom, there is no status seeking. We know what earthly importance, power and privilege look like. Down deep, most of us would like to have at least some of those things. But Jesus’ teaching was clear: “that’s not the way it will be with you.” Jesus said he didn’t come to be served, but to serve, and even give his life. In what specific ways does choosing to follow Jesus change your approach to life?
Prayer: Loving Lord, I’m human. Sometimes I have ambitious dreams and wishes. Keep reshaping me, making those ambitions into ambitions to serve you and others. Amen