Mark 10

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Mark 10:14-15 NIV

[14] When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. [15] Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Children laugh, on average, 150 times a day. Adults laugh, on average, only six times a day. Jesus tells us to be more like children.  Children trust through innocence but aging has a way of making us cynical and jaded. The challenge is for us to trust innocently.

Mark 10:43-45 NIV

[43] Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, [44] and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. [45] For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

It can be difficult to maintain a servants heart. Too often I think more of myself when I should be thinking of others. It is truly better to give than receive.

Mark 10:51-52 NIV

[51] “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” [52] “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

How often we can look without truly seeing. Is the truth right in front of you but you are blinded by worldly things so you cannot see it?