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The greatness of servanthood

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name. Philippians 2:5-9

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10

When you learn about the person of Jesus, you’ll see how different He was from the rest of the world. Even though He was God Almighty, who robed Himself in flesh for our sake (see Matthew 1:21-23), He wasn’t selfish, He was a servant. His entire life modeled this truth. He was born in a barn instead of a palace. He entered Jerusalem on a donkey instead of a large horse, and He washed His followers’ feet, saying, “I have given you an example to follow: do as I have done to you.” Jesus gave us a model to follow.

The model is called servanthood. It’s not about being first, the biggest, or the best. Servanthood is about serving others. Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant.” It’s as easy or as tough as this: if you want to be great in God’s eyes, you need to serve.

Think about how you might be a servant. Give it a try and see if you find God’s reward of greatness. jk

Additional Verses for Study: Matthew 20:25-28, 25:40; Mark 10:45; Luke 17:7-10; John 13:1-17; Romans 12:9-13; Galatians 5:13; Ephesians 2:10
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