Mark Day 30
Read: Mark 10:35-52
But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45
A heart after God is a heart of mercy. Finding mercy and following in mercy, that’s the heart that beats for God. Jesus had said, “I desire mercy, not a sacrifice.” (Matthew 9:13; 12:7) In mercy, we find the mighty hand of God and with mercy, we serve Him. Blind Bartimaeus cried out for mercy, and finding it followed Jesus. In mercy, Jesus came to die for our sinful lives and in mercy He gives us new life by rising from the dead. In mercy, we find Him and with mercy, we follow Him. In mercy, He leads us to life and with mercy we lead others to live in Him. It’s not just what we know but how we live that changes the world. Those who have found mercy serve with mercy and see the power of God’s mighty arm.