But as Scripture says:
“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
the things that God has prepared
for those who love him” (I Corinthians 2:9)
Listen, Israel:Yahweh is our Elohim.Yahweh is the only God.5 LoveYahweh yourElohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.(Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other (Ephesians 4:2)
It is only natural for the disciples to wonder which of them will be His right-hand man. Even the three disciples who have just seen Jesus’ glory revealed in the transfiguration cannot resist the attraction of honor. After all, who has a better claim than they do to being the greatest of Jesus’ disciples?
Fortunately, Jesus overhears what is said and is quick to respond in mercy to correct their mistake. Greatness in His eyes doesn’t consist of seeing wonders or performing miracles or even fasting and praying. Instead, greatness is about humility and service. These are the heart of the kingdom of heaven.
He sat down with the twelve to teach them.
Jesus:Whoever wants to be first must be last, and whoever wants to be the greatest must be the servant of all. (Mark 9:35 The Voice)
[A] new day is coming — in fact, it’s already here — when the importance will not be placed on the time and place of worship but on the truthful hearts of worshipers . . . God’s salvation is coming through the Jews. The Father is spirit, and He is seeking followers whose worship is sourced in truth and deeply spiritual as well. Regardless of whether you are in Jerusalem or on this mountain, if you do not seek the Father, then you do not worship (John 4:24, The Voice)
This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world. For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days.[a]Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground (Ephesians 6:12-13)
You fool! Do you have to be shown that faith which does nothing is useless? (James 4:10)