Last Is First

Mark 9:35
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”

The apostles had just been arguing over who among them was the greatest. Most of civilization continues to this day to preach competition as a way of life. When winning is said to be everything…it sets up a situation where there are a whole bunch of losers. Jesus sided with the losers…the ones who were cast out…the ones on the fringe who were not accepted. He told us that serving all others…was the way to be “first” in the kingdom of God. It’s the big picture where all is one and there are no divisions. Preaching this message won’t win you many friends. But it was a clear command of Jesus…who then told us to “follow Him.”

Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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