My Daily Journal
How do others know you are a christian?
Is it the cross you wear? Is it the fish sticker on your car? Is it the bible you carry around? Is it that you go to church on Sunday or that you hold office in the church? Is it because of what you don’t do?
Mrs. Zebedee wanted others to know that her sons were fully aligned to Jesus. We can be critical of her, but think about that for a moment. Is that such a bad thing?
But when we raise ourselves or other humans up, we inadvertently lower Jesus down from His righteous place. For James and John to sit at Jesus left and right would have filled up the seats at both sides. But Jesus is seated at God the Father’s right hand.
So, how do we demonstrate that we have given our lives to the Lord? By following His example and serving others. John 13:35 says it best: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Delivered over to the chief priests and teachers of the law, condemn to death, hand over to gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified and on the third day he will be raised to life
They still did not understand the kingdom He would oversee and what it meant to rule there
the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
The cup of judgment, poured out on the wicked of the earth; The cup of righteous wrath against sin;
He came to serve, to give His life as ransom; The Father’s will; To bear our sins
James was martyred; John imprisoned and then died a prisoner on the island of Patmos because of the word of God
The cup of His blood shed for our forgiveness
Proclaim Christ boldly. Receive His blessing to Follow Him.