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Our Daily Bread Devotional For Monday 15th January 2024 | Serving Others for Jesus

Our Daily Bread Devotional For Monday 15th January 2024 | Serving Others for Jesus

Our Daily Bread Devotional For Monday 15th January 2024 | Serving Others for Jesus

Our Daily Bread Devotional For Monday 15th January 2024

Read Our Daily Bread Devotional January 15, 2024 ODB Message written by Sheridan Voysey and Today’s Insight By Monica La Rose

Topic: Serving Others for Jesus

Bible in a Year: Genesis 36–38; Matthew 10:21–42

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant – Mark 10:43

Today’s Scripture
Mark 10:35–45

Today’s Insight:
James and John’s request to sit at Jesus’ right hand and left hand after He’s glorified (Mark 10:37) shows they didn’t yet understand that Christ’s path to glory would be through suffering. Jesus responded by referring to His coming “cup” and “baptism” (v. 38)—both metaphors referring to His future suffering for His people. He would drink the cup of suffering and identify fully with His people to save them—taking on the consequences of sin for their sake. In response to James and John’s request for honor, they’re instead promised that as Christ’s disciples, they’d suffer like Him (v. 39). And Jesus used this occasion to teach all His disciples about offering themselves in service (vv. 42-45).

Our Daily Bread Devotional For Monday 15th January 2024 MESSAGE

Actress Nichelle Nichols is best remembered for playing Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek series. Landing the role was a personal win for Nichols, making her one of the first African American women on a major TV show. But a greater win was to come of it.

Nichols had actually resigned from Star Trek after its first season, to return to her theater work. But then she met Martin Luther King Jr., who urged her not to leave. For the first time, he said, African Americans were being seen on TV as intelligent people who could do anything, even go to space. By playing Lieutenant Uhura, Nichols was achieving a greater win—showing Black women and children what they could become.

It reminds me of the time James and John asked Jesus for the two best positions in His kingdom (Mark 10:37). What personal wins such positions would be! Jesus not only explained the painful realities of their request (vv. 38–40) but called them to higher goals, saying, “whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant” (v. 43). His followers weren’t to seek personal wins alone but, like Him, use their positions to serve others (v. 45).

Nichelle Nichols stayed with Star Trek for the greater win it provided for African Americans. May we too never be content with a personal win alone but use whatever position we gain to serve others in His name.

Reflect & Pray
What are your current personal and career goals? What doors could you open for others right now?

Dear Jesus, show me how to use my position to serve others in Your name.

Our Daily Bread Devotional For Today 15th January 2024, Monday ODB Message. Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr. Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread. our daily bread devotional for today audio our daily bread booklet.

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