Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. —Mathew 20:25-28

You do not have to look too far to see “high officials” in our nation or any nation exercising authority over people. So many times what they tell the people they have to do is not applied by them. They tell the people to do one thing and then the officials do whatever they want as if the law does not apply to them. They love to have power over people, seeking to control and manipulate them.

Jesus makes it clear that the greatest among His people will be the opposite of worldly leaders. The authority of Jesus followers comes not with excising power over people, but a willingness to serve all people. This is totally contrary to the world’s system of wanting to be served.

Our Savior Servant King is our example. Think of who Jesus is and He was willing to be a Servant. He was willing to come to this rebellious planet to do so. He lived among us, received insults, beatings and allowed Himself to be crucified on a cross. All of this was because of His Servant attitude (Philippians 2:5-8). And now His desire is for us to be servants as well. Who will you serve today?

Dear Father, please help me to have a servant’s attitude today and serve those You put into my path. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *