Matt.20:22 – “You don’t know what you are asking…”
It’s an odd scene. A mother with her two sons in the background. She kneels at the feet of Christ. As she kneels, she offers up a request. “Promise, my two sons may sit with you on your right and left, in your kingdom.” Jesus looks at her and them and says, “You don’t know what you are asking…” It looks as if James and his brother John, put their mom up to talking Jesus into securing their future positions in the Kingdom. Mom was played, but not Jesus. If there is one thing truth can detect, it’s false or fake. We are so ill-equipped to try and talk the Savior into something when He can read our minds and heart, and know our motives. We’re not fooling Him in trying to use someone else or the situation to manipulate Christ. He not only knows what we’re going to ask, He knows why we’re going to ask it. The reason Jesus responded the way He did, was because He already knew what they were going to say, and how their life was going to end. This Journey we take with the Savior is not one to take lightly. It must be taken authentically. We must not think we are better than or assume we are over others. The others disciples were furious when they showed up. They knew what was going on. Anything but was is real, will be read as fake. Not only does the Savior see through us, but others around us see right through us. We’re not fooling anyone when we’re trying to fool everyone. Make your Journey real saint. Keep it real. Be real. Serve with an authentic heart and let the Savior make the call on your life. Don’t recruit others into working your way to the top. Everyone can see right through it, no matter how good you think you are at hiding it. Be Real, and Make your Journey real.