Monday, February 7, 2011

Mon., 2/7/11 Devotion (Mk. 10:35-36)

Today's encouragement comes from Mark 10:35 & 36, where we read these words:

"Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to [Jesus], saying, 'Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.' And [Christ] said to them, 'What do you want Me to do for you?' "

I am always struck by how gracious our Lord Jesus Christ is, especially when I read verses like these (above). The Savior does not say, "Well, first, let Me hear what you want Me to do." Instead, He asks, "What do you want Me to do for you?"

Is it possible that we, very often, do not *have*, simply because we do not *ask*, of the Lord? James and John were very bold, and ask for the chief seats in the church. Christ does not guarantee them their re-
quest; but He does not upbraid them for asking. Are you a faithful churchman today? If so, go ahead, ask God for something big.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Theology is the daughter not of time, but of eternity." --John Owen, in, "Biblical Theology"]