THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Scripture: Mark 10:35-37
In Mark 10:35-37 we are told that James and John desire two very high positions in the Kingdom. They wanted to sit on the right and on the left hand of Jesus. That was either selfish ambition or a desire to really make a dramatic impact for the Lord. It is very hard to discern which in the initial passage. James and John may still have been in a conflict with Peter over who had the greatest ministry. They were either competing with each other or they had a genuinely good motivation to make a big difference and they desired a position of authority to do so. After looking at this passage, it makes us reconsider a number of the things we have asked God to do. Every position has a parallel baptism and cup for a preparational price!