The Way of the Lord
Scripture: Mark 10:35–45
By approaching Jesus for the best seats in the kingdom, James and John exhibit the natural human tendency for power and self-promotion. History is full of examples of leaders who achieved their position by coercion and manipulation. The church tends to emulate the world’s leadership style. We hold up as models those in positions of power and influence—celebrities, athletes, musicians, politicians, business leaders—rather than those who have devoted themselves to “lowly” service to others. To follow the Lord is to walk His way.