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11-16-2016 God Limits Himself

“Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, ‘Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.’ And He said to them, ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ They said to Him, ‘Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you ask’” (Mark 10:35-38 NKJV).  Many people come to Jesus with selfish requests, but Jesus called it “ignorant.”  Jesus had said, “with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27 NKJV), but told James and John, their request “is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared” (Mark 10:40).  No one should tell God to do something that contradicts what He says He will do in the Bible.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#ignorance, #prayer