THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
Scripture: Mark 9:34
Mark 9:34 says, “But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest.” The Greek for greatest there is mide-zown. We get mega from it and it simply means one who is on top, who has the ascendency, who rules or who chooses for everyone else. It’s obvious that the twelve had started counting themselves higher than their peers and battling each other for position. They were choosing to seek ascension. Now the problem with choosing to seek ascension is that the biblical preparation for ascension is far different than most job qualifications. Achieving great success in the kingdom has a preparational price. This is something the twelve had not considered. If we’re going to seek great impact then we would do well to consider the preparational price tag of biblical ascension.