Luke 22:24 Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.
Dear God, I wonder what this argument sounded like:
“I’m going to be sitting at His right hand!”
“He called me the rock upon which he would build his church!”
“Are you crazy? He also called you Satan!”
“I’m more humble than all of you, and I love kids! You’ve seen how He values that!”
“If you’ve walked with Him on water, raise your hand! Ha! I thought so!”
“If you got out there and then sank like a stone, raise your hand!”
I guess the question that comes to mind is why? Why were they arguing about this? Did they think they were paying it forward and there were glorious times ahead? Much like picking a replacement for Judas, which they didn’t need and they seemingly picked the wrong guy, everything was going to sort itself out. You had your plan. They just needed to be patient as it unfolded.
Father, when I’m looking for opportunities to grow or to increase the work that is done for your kingdom, help me to be completely focused on your glory and not mine. Help me to listen to your still, small voice. Help me to give my utmost for YOUR highest.
In Jesus’ name I pray,