Thanks for joining us on this journey of building a consistent habit of reading our Bibles every day. The Bible reading plan we are using this year can be found here: One Year Bible or here on the Bible app. As always, if you miss a day, don’t feel compelled to go back and catch up. Just skip it and start back on today’s date. I am reading the NLT this year, but feel free to use whatever version you prefer. Now here are some thoughts from today’s readings:
But I have no right to say who will sit on my right or my left. God has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen.”
– Mark 10:40
Here we see another picture of the Biblical view of the sovereignty of God. Some people take it mean that there is nothing God can’t do. But we see here that God in His sovereignty has limited Himself in certain areas. In this case, Jesus, who is fully God and fully sovereign, says that He cannot grant the wish of James and John because He doesn’t have the rights to those positions. But God can do anything right? Yes, unless God has on purpose limited Himself.
How do we apply this to our lives in a practical way though? Well, Jesus wasn’t just the Son of God; He was also the Son of man. Jesus had to serve God as a limited human being. He had to trust God with things that were out of His control. He not only understood His limits, but He was okay with them and could even articulate them. Being human means you are limited. You have to come to terms with that. We have to trust God’s plan in what we can’t control and follow His plan in what we can. Don’t let your limits limit you. Even though Jesus was limited on this earth, God is by no means limited. So, discover your limits and be clear about what they are and be equally as clear about God’s unlimited-ness.
Where are you limited? How can an unlimited God help you in that area?