Read: Matthew 19; Mark 10
Marked: Mark 10:37, They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.”
In Mark 9 the disciples had argued over which of them would be the greatest. James and John take it one step further. In the world the emphasis is on power. Climbing the corporate ladder. Becoming President or Prime Minister. Amassing power, position, and prestige.
But that’s not the way it is in the Kingdom of God. There the first shall be last, the least shall be greatest, and the greatest shall be the servant of all. In the world, those with power make the rules and exercise authority over others.
Jesus sets the example for us. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many (V45). That’s how true leaders lead. They serve those they’ve been placed over. That’s what Jesus taught His disciples and that’s what a follower of Christ should do.