(17-19) Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time
Jesus often talked about and prepared His disciples for the inevitable. He knew that He had been born to die. Yes, He taught parables, performed miracles, and met and touched many people, but reaching Golgotha was His ultimate goal.
(20-28) A Mother’s Request
The mother of the sons of Zebedee only wanted the best for her sons, but her request was not for Jesus to give. In Christ’s Kingdom, the only way to sovereignty is through service. He is our perfect example of what it means to be a servant.
(29-34) Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
It is good that these two blind men did not allow themselves to be intimidated into silence by the rebukes of the crowd. If they had not kept crying out, they would never have received their sight. The crowd was content because they could all see Jesus. They had no concern for the two who could not see Him. If our lives have been healed and changed by Jesus the Christ, we should want the lives of others to also be healed and changed. It is not enough for us to be saved. We must help – not hinder – others be saved as well.
Favorite verse: (28) Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”