Mark 9:35 – Verse of the Day 5/18/14

Mark 9:35 Verse of the Day

If you want to understand how sin affects us, think about how we all tend to work with a “Me first!” attitude. When was the last time you heard somebody who really wanted to do something say “Me last?” When something is attractive to us we want it and we want it now. We want to go first, and we want others to get in line.

This is what makes Jesus’s teaching in the Gospels so radical. Jesus says that in the Kingdom of God the first will be last and the last will be first. If you selfishly put your own needs first, in the eyes of Jesus you are really last. If you really want to be first, you have to seek to be last by being a servant to all. Biblical living and leadership means self-sacrifice for the good of others.

Whether you are called to be a Christian leader or not, Jesus’s self-sacrificial life and death encourages us to respond with faith. Pray that the Lord would make you grateful for what Jesus has done for you and that he would enable you to follow Jesus by living to serve others rather than yourself.

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Chijuka Victor
Chijuka Victor

Wonderful God. He knows how ,why & what made say so. We may not understand because His ways are not our way.

Jean Pauley
Jean Pauley

Russ I have read the complete Bible and I know it is the Word of God!

Anna Valdivia
Anna Valdivia

Thank who? Did you thank god? Do you believe in God, but not the bible? Would you like to clear that up?

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

Can anyone explain to me why a supposedly all knowing god would "inspire" a book that is completely wrong wabout the world we live in ? Why, with all these obvious errors would I even consider the claim of divinity ?

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

I do not need or want your gods forgiveness. And yes, I do know what I'm doing and taking about. Have you even read the bible ? The entire bible from cover to cover. Not just the warm and fuzzy parts ?

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

Jonah did not spend 3 days in the belly of a fish only to be spat out. The various languages are not a result of gods concern over the tower of bible. People do not die only to be resurrected three days later. Are these the truths you speak of ?

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

Yes katarina, I'm taking about you. First off, the earth is older than 10000 years old. Humans are not descended from one man and one woman. Virgins don't give birth. Snakes don't talk. The universe and everything in it was not created In six days. A 600 year Old man did not build a giant wooden boat, collect two of every animal(and 7 of the clean) on the entire planet, float around for nearly a year on a flood ravaged planet

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

I know that you would use the bible to prove the bible, but that's intellectually dishonest. So let me explain some of the errors for those who can't understand. Yes katarina, I'm

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

Katrina, would you explain to me then if I am not to use my own human understanding, what should I use ?

Christopher Ok
Christopher Ok

@Russ the bible is purely truth unless you are referring to other versions apart from KJV that is authentic and preserved word of God.As men of the world has tried ways destroying the scripture so people might understand it in different forms thereby getting them confused.The bible says Psalms 11 3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do. No matter anything,men of the world, the bible call them antichrist wouldn't destroy the word of God.They might succeed in deceiving people but the word of God still stands because our God is powerful more than anything in this world .

Katarina Spring
Katarina Spring

Russ apparently cannot do precept upon precept, line upon line, and lean not to his own human understanding

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

I'm not taking about the changing of a word or two. The bible is full of errors. Obviously not the work or knowledge of a divine creator

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

Obviously not the work of a divine creator. It is full of contradictions and errors.

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

The bible is not proof of the bible. That is ridiculous. The bible is just an ancient book. Nothing more, nothing less.

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

Anna, I don't need or want your prayers. I know exactly what I believe and don't believe. I've read the bible, more than once and find it lacking

Treasure Watson
Treasure Watson

It's in the eye of the beholder!How you except the signs that are given to you are up to you,and you alone!

Treasure Watson
Treasure Watson

I start my day reading these quotes,They have change my out look on life.Thank you God.

Anna Valdivia
Anna Valdivia

My God,forgive Russ for he know not what he do. In Jesus holy name I pray.

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

There is more truth in Harry potter than in the bible

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

What proof do you have that the god of the bible is the one true god ?

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

What proof can I present.... Hmmmm well .. The earth is not less than 10000 years old. The universe and everything in it was not created in six days. Virgins don't give birth. Snakes don't talk. Human kind did not come from just one man and one woman. People don't live to 900 years old. A 600 year old man(Noah) did not build a giant boat, put two of all the worlds animals omit and float around on a flood ravaged planet for nearly a year. Jonah was not swallowed by a fish and then spat out three days later. All the different languages are not a result of god being worried about a tower being built to reach heaven (babel) is that enough or should I continue?

Christopher Ok
Christopher Ok

@Russ I want you to always backup your statement.You are talking without any form of proof...

Russ Bush
Russ Bush

The bible is true because the bible says it's true. Is that really your best answer ? The bible is full of errors. First off is your ridiculous poison claim. So you really think your "faith" will protect you from poison? Let's test it and see. Put your poison where your mouth is. There are plenty of ex snake handling Pentecostals who thought the same thing.

TanyaBoucher
TanyaBoucher

The warm fuzzy parts are to give us love and hope


The other parts:  are to warn us of Whom  we are dealing with. And yes God forgives - but there is a deadline


Balance.. you see? Nothing good from too much of one thing. This a fact.


We need hope when we are down, but when we are too full of ourselves we need HIS direction.


Like we parent our children..


No we are not like God -  We are created in His likeness.  He breathed life into us.  So a lot of us is from His likeness. The Good that is.