Loving Like God
Matthew 20:20–23 (KJV)Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshiping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. 21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. 22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
SHE WANTED HER SONS TO BE A PART OF CHRIST’S KINGDOM
No more important task of motherhood than that — to seek to make certain that your children are a part of the Kingdom of God.
Being a parent is not easy.
Sometimes you’re filled with joy & sometimes with sadness.
Sometimes your children make you so proud you want to pop your buttons. At other times you can’t find enough handkerchiefs to dry your tears.
We need that same concern for our children.
What does it matter if they gain the whole world, but lose their souls?
SHE WANTED HER SONS TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE WORK OF HIS KINGDOM
SHE HAD BIG EXPECTATIONS
The Lord calls us to be His disciples, and to be effective laborers in His kingdom.