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Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jockeying for Position

Matthew 20:20–23

One commentator notes that we are asking to suffer when we ask to be useful in the kingdom of heaven. We must therefore also ask for the ability to suffer with Jesus if we want to advance in His kingdom. Matthew Henry writes: “We do not know what we ask, when we ask for the glory of wearing the crown and do not ask for grace to bear the cross in our way to it.” Are you asking for grace to withstand suffering as you ask for God’s kingdom to advance?

For further study:

Psalm 9:11–12

The Bible in a year:

Psalms 134–137

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.