Go to, "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Here the contrast between the two systems is at a maximum. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Used by Permission. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, "The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to Him that is weary: He wakeneth morning by morning; He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned (or 'as an instructed person'). And though this added prodigious, and, to the simple-hearted, irresistible weight to their subsequent testimony in behalf of a suffering, dying, and rising Messiah-now so incomprehensible to them-it teaches to us a lesson, of which we have as much need as they, to guard against allowing prepossessions and prejudices to thicken around us and shut out from our mind the clearest truth. “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask “ (v. 35b). At the beginning of the journey, Jesus healed a blind man whose “sight was restored, and (he) saw everyone clearly” (8:22-26). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/mark-10.html. Mark 10:45 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Mark 10:45, NIV: "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'" All my servants shall there be equal; and the only "greatness" known to it shall be the greatness of humility and devotedness to the service of others. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Mark 10:42-45. It is not certain that Jesus is predicting martyrdom for these brothers. "Many" does not mean some in contrast to all. Share Flipboard Email Print Christ Giving Sight to Bartimaeus. 2013. ‘Came.’ He came of His own free purpose and choice, coming from the Father, with one aim, to serve those who were His and to redeem them to Himself. The gracious calls Christ gives us to come to him, encourage our hope, that if we come to him we shall have what we come for. He often received service, both from Angels (Mark 1:13) and from men and women (Mark 1:31, Mark 14:13, Mark 15:41), but that was not the purpose of the Incarnation. Here He speaks as if He went each successive morning to His Father, to receive His instructions for the work of each day; so that when He either spake a word in season to a weary soul, or showed unflinching courage in encountering opposition, or, as here, marched to the rude mockeries and cruel sufferings which awaited Him, with His "face set like a flint, knowing that He should not be ashamed," it was not mere impassive God-head that did it, but the Son of man, keenly sensitive to shame and suffering, and only rising above them through the power of an all-subduing devotion to the great end of His mission into the world, and this, too, fed by daily communion with His Father in heaven. But there is no doubt what is the view of Holy Scripture—and where else can we look for a better guide? Our prayers are not so different from this request of James and John. Elsewhere Jesus says, “No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other” (Luke 16:13). And it is our wisdom thankfully to accept the benefit, by performing the conditions upon which it is offered, on our part, without disputing how it was procured on His.”’, (3) ‘So remarkable is the unanimity of the two great primary preachers of Christianity, St. Peter and St. Paul, that it leaves no room to question the statement of the modern contemporary German writer Harnack, that “the primitive community called Jesus its Lord because He sacrificed His life for it, and because its members were convinced that He had been raised from the dead, and was then sitting at the right hand of God.”’. Mark 10:42 - Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, Geneva Study Bible 8 But Jesus called them [to him], and saith unto them, Ye know that h they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. For the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. For most of us, prayer consists primarily of asking—Lord, give me this and Lord, give me that. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 1983-1999. Charles Schribner's Sons. But this metaphor of ransom or redemption is not found in the Johannine writings.