This chapter contains Mark’s take on the events that lead up to Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. This includes his encounter with the rich young ruler, predicting his death for the third time, and healing Bartimaeus. Jesus also teaches on divorce, explaining God’s original intent versus what was allowed in the Mosaic Law. Additionally, he talks to the disciples about how those who want to lead must be servants.
So many of us want to be leaders and in positions of leadership, but for the wrong reasons. We want it so we can have the authority and do less work. But, a true leader is someone who is at the forefront leading by example, working as a servant for both the team and those they are working to serve. This is the example Jesus sets for us, and it is one we need to follow.
What kind of leader are you striving to be? Does it follow Jesus’ example?