SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Scripture: Mark 10:35-38
In Mark 10:35-38 we have a picture of two young men who desperately want to make an impact for God in their lifetime. They are asking for an exalted position probably with the motivation to make a difference. Jesus did not tell them, no, but He does say, you do not realize the preparational price tag that goes with what you are asking. Jesus refers to a two-fold preparational process. That process includes both a baptism and a cup. Jesus starts with a cup, the same place Joseph starts in the process of dealing with his brothers. Can you drink-the cup that I drink and be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized? It is always dangerous to ask for a position! Often times the best approach is letting the Lord speak to us about what He wants us to do and then pray about the preparation. What shall we do? How shall we navigate the waters of adversity that comprise the preparational price of the cup? The cup refers to all the personal betrayal that impacts us on the inside from relational adversity, personal criticism and judgment! Jesus reflected the pain of the cup when He cried out, “My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?” That is the voice of the price of the cup. How many times Joseph had that to say, only eternity can count.