Mar 5:35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?Mark 5: 35 – 37
Mar 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
Mar 5:37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
This is a very familiar story for readers of the Holy Bible, but today we are going to focus on a small detail that I am sure most people overlook. I know that most people skip over this part of the story because the detail isn’t critical to the ending of the story, but I will highlight it briefly today because it is something that we fail to consider in our own affairs.
Do you have an inner circle? Do you pick and choose the people who are with you when you are doing a task?
Today, the verse I want to highlight is Mark 5: 37, “And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.” Jesus had a task to perform – heal the daughter that people thought was dead – and He chose to only bring Peter, James, and John.
Why? The answer to this question relies on your ability to think about your own tasks, and why you chose certain people to be there and other people not to be there.
Would Jesus have chosen those disciples with the most potential to repeat such tasks? Probably. Or how about the greatest belief that such miracles (or tasks in your own life) could be completed? 100%. Nobody likes a ‘Debbie Downer’ because all they do is get in the way of confidence and execution. If Jesus brought more people beyond the 3 disciples mentioned, would it have been advantageous for Him? No. The more people brought along would have increased the chances of things going wrong.
When you think about the tasks you have to do in your own life, do you have the right people AND only the right people there with you? If you carefully execute a plan to bring with you only the right people for the job, then you greatly increase your chances of doing right and more efficiently because there will be less friction from bringing along more people.
Think about it.