The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.

Mark 10:35-45

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10:35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”

10:36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?”

10:37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.”

10:38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”

10:39 They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;

10:40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

10:41 When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John.

10:42 So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.

10:43 But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant,

10:44 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.

10:45 For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

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One Response to “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.”

  1. bernardett says:

    What is it you want me to do for you? By hearing Jesus asking this question, I believe He wants to hear my prayers, my concerns; but are my prayers just my wishes, or are they according to HIS will? In line 43 Jesus is calling us, (me) to be servants, at the beginning of my conversion, this was a very important role for me. Have I lost the spirit in serving others? Lord teach me how to live YOUR word, by serving others, by being slave of all, make me humble and guide me/us by the HOLY SPIRIT, so that like YOU we can make a difference in this world and people may know that we are truly your disciples. If we truly live as servants, and slaves – this is the will of God – people will recognize us that we are his. It is much more than words, than I can say, it is not I that live but Christ that lives in me. If the salt has lost its savour, Lord please let it take its savour again in my life.

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