Matthew 20:25-28 But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 26 But among you it will be different.
Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.
28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Everybody can relate to the words of Jesus in verse twenty-five, but there is verse twenty-six and beyond that really throws us off. Just about anybody that is in a position of authority has a tendency to take advantage of some perks that come along with the job. Most officials whether they are government or even church leaders are tempted to be treated better or to get something that they wouldn’t normally get.
Jesus makes it so clear, this is an issue that the Bible doesn’t leave open for interpretation, he tells them that the worlds leaders do “this” but for anybody that wants to follow Jesus example of leadership, you are going to be a servant.
Serving was a very important subject that Jesus talked about a lot. Jesus knew that the best way for the world to see his love was for his followers to be awesome lovers, he knew that the world would know that we are his children by our love for others, especially for the people that persecute us.
Do you display enough love in your life that it makes people wonder why you are different?
I am so thankful Lord that you loved me first, help me to look past my rights and my selfishness and show your love to everyone that I have contact with.