The Greatest?

Posted: January 28, 2018 in Luke, Uncategorized

Luke 22:24-30, “The Greatest?”

Probably the best-known boxer of all time, Muhammed Ali (born Cassius Clay) was also one of the biggest self-promoters of all time. He was the living embodiment of the selfie, long before selfies were truly invented. Some of his more memorable lines:

  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t.
  • I’m young; I’m handsome; I’m fast. I can’t possibly be beat.
  • It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.
  • I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

To be fair, Ali had the skills and the record to back up his words…but there’s no denying his love for bragging.

He’s not the only one. Americans are largely in love with trash-talking, if not strictly in love with ourselves. We want to build ourselves up as the best, the grandest & the greatest.

The disciples of Jesus were no different. Perhaps surprising to some, the men who followed Jesus for nearly three years of ministry – the guys who served Him, and served the people coming to Him – the guys who listened to Jesus day-in and day-out – even these men struggled with ego and delusions of grandeur. Is it a flaw? Yes – no question. But it might be something that gives us hope. After all, if the original disciples struggled with this, then it might comfort us in our own wars against pride.

Make no mistake: we are at war with our flesh! There’s a reason why Jesus said that if anyone desires to follow after Him as a disciple, he/she is to deny himself, take up his cross (death!), and then follow Jesus. (Lk 9:23) Likewise, Paul wrote to the Romans that Christians are to reckon ourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Rom 6:11) The way to fight ego is to kill it, but we need to be willing to strike a killing blow.

Yet all too often, we’re not. We like having our egos stroked – we like feeling as if we’re the best, and having other people recognize us as the best. (I’m no different! I love the athletic awards I win, etc.) The problem comes not so much with individual achievements, but when we start putting ourselves other people in general. It’s when we’ve got to be #1 not merely in a skill, task, or challenge, but in life as a whole. It’s when we’ve got to be better or more valuable than another person simply as a person. That sort of ego is dangerous – after all, it’s the same line of thinking that led to African slavery in the United States and the Jewish holocaust at the hands of the Nazis, and it shouldn’t be found among Christians. As to value, we are all equal; we are all made in the image of God, and we are equally sinners in need of God’s forgiveness and grace. God does indeed have great things in store for us, but they are great things that point towards His great grace & great glory. They are things that highlight Jesus & not us. (And that’s the way it should be!)

As always, we need to set the context, and it’s the context of this particular event that really makes it stand out as a terrible showcase of sinful pride. After several days’ worth of contention with the priests, scribes, and Pharisees, Jesus has gotten aside with His disciples in order to celebrate their final Passover together. By this point, Judas has already conspired with the religious leaders, and Jesus’ arrest is mere hours away. Soon He will be beaten, crucified, and dead. (Although thankfully, He will not remain that way!) Jesus knew everything that awaited Him, and He took advantage of every minute He had left. He celebrated His final Passover, demonstrating to His disciples that He Himself is the Passover Lamb of God, and He reminded His disciples of the act of betrayal that would soon take place.

So there they were, seated on the ground around the dinner table, wondering who among them might be the one to betray their Lord & Master to death – and somehow that conversation transitions into the argument that follows. They go from wondering who among them was worst, to bickering about who among them was best. In the process, they were missing out what was going on all around them, and (most importantly) WHO among them was already best. Jesus was there, and Jesus had a grand plan in mind – but they had to be willing to set their egos aside (kill it!) and follow Him.

So do we. Don’t get caught up in the worldly traps of ego & pride; follow Jesus in humility. He set the example, and we are to follow in His footsteps.

Luke 22:24–30

  • Conflict (24)

24 Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.

  1. Although having an argument during a holiday dinner isn’t all that unusual for us (how was your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal?), it can be embarrassing in front of certain company. As for the disciples, they had their argument in front of Jesus. Whether or not they were still seated at the time (as they had been when wondering about the betrayer) is irrelevant. It’s still the Passover – they’re still with Jesus…and they’re arguing. 
  2. Worse yet, it’s a useless argument. Luke’s word is interesting, in that its root is related to one of the words for “love,” (φιλονεικία ~ φιλία = friendship/love). Literally, the word could be translated “love of strife.” This is argument for the sake of argument; useless wrangling. It wasn’t just the content of their bickering that was useless; it was the act itself. This sort of argument isn’t interested in the truth – the only concern is winning, to be the loudest one at the table & the last voice to speak.
    1. Be careful with a love of strife! Those sorts of arguments don’t have to center around sinful things…Christians all too often engage in the same sort of bickering over theology. There’s nothing wrong with a healthy debate over important Biblical issues; just make sure the debate is actually healthy & that the issue is important enough to debate in the first place. If the point of our argument is to persuade ourselves of our own ability to win a verbal boxing match & beat someone into submission, then we’re wasting our time and doing harm to our witness.
  3. In this case, both the act and the content were problems for the disciples. Their bickering had nothing to do with important theological issues (or any theological issue!); it was about their own supposed “greatness.” The truly sad part? It wasn’t even the first time! Luke 9:46–48, “(46) Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest. (47) And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him, (48) and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.”” It gets worse: it wasn’t even the second time! Not long after that correction, brothers James and John (the sons of Zebedee) get their mom to lobby Jesus for them to have the best positions in the kingdom, and a similar argument breaks out all over again. Matthew 20:24–28, “(24) And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. (25) But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. (26) Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. (27) And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—(28) just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”” Chronologically, that particular argument had come just days earlier, when they were just outside of Jericho about to enter Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Barely a week has passed (if even that long), and already they’re having exactly the same argument all over again, and Jesus has to virtually repeat Himself with them.
  4. What is it about us that seeks public recognition & greatness? Pride. It’s the same fleshly sin & temptation with which we’ve struggled since the Garden of Eden. When Eve saw the fruit of the tree, everything about it appealed to her. It was “good for food, pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise,” (Gen 3:6) – or as the apostle John wrote of the various types of temptation, it was “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,” (1 Jn 2:16). But what was it that caused her to look at that fruit in the first place? (Her husband being along with her, saying nothing in sad silence.) Satan tempted her ego with sheer pride: Genesis 3:4–5, “(4) Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. (5) For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”” Eve had the opportunity to be like God – and who would be so foolish to pass that up? (Other than someone being satisfied being made in the image of God, being content with the gifts & provision of God, and trusting in the perfect love & protection offered by God?) Satan pricked her pride, and she & Adam saw the opportunity to be truly great. They snatched it, and all of humanity fell into sin. Mankind has always struggled with pride, and it has taken down the very best representatives of us all.
    1. Adam and Eve struggled with pride even as they had perfect daily fellowship with God. The 12 disciples struggled with pride, even as they too had perfect daily fellowship with God. (Including Judas Iscariot, even if he had left by this point. There’s no question he battled pride & gave into it!) If they struggled with it, so will we. The key is to not believe that we are immune, but to know that we are not, and that’s the point that we will consciously beware of it. It’s when we let our guard down that we get into trouble.
  5. Regarding the disciples, the truly ironic thing about their argument is that all of this took place in the presence of the Jesus. Think about it: they’re bickering over who was to be considered the greatest…as they’re sitting in the room with the Lord Jesus Christ. Who can possibly consider him/herself great, in comparison with the Son of God? For all of their earlier wonder and awe regarding Passover and the prophecies of Jesus, they’ve temporarily lost all perspective as their foolish pride came front & center.
    1. Again, that’s not something unique to the apostles…it’s simply the sad state of our human nature when we get our eyes off of Jesus & onto ourselves.
  6. Obviously, Jesus wasn’t going to sit there & let this argument go on forever. 25…
  • Correction (25-27)

25 And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’

  1. Although today the vast majority of Christians come from Gentile backgrounds (as opposed to Jewish), at the time there was no one but Jews in the room. Even later on with Paul, “Gentile” was often used to refer to people outside of Christ. Even if a Christian had been born a Gentile, he/she had a new identity in Jesus. Contextually here, Gentiles were worldly, carnal people – people outside of God…and those were exactly whom the disciples imitated. They were engaging in Gentile attitude – non-Christian behavior.
  2. It’s still this way today. Lordship is not merely existent in the world; it’s celebrated. Who doesn’t want a promotion? Who doesn’t want to rise to the top? It’s most evident among politicians. Not a single member of Congress turns down the opportunity to be on TV. Virtually every senator has entertained the thought of running for president. If they have the chance to get more, they take it…just like all of us, on a more public basis. And again, it’s celebrated. We give grand titles to those in authority: “your honor,” “the honorable XYZ,” the “gentlemen from the state of ___,” etc. In Jesus’ day, one of the example titles was “benefactor,” or literally “well-doer,” given to kings and others in authority. It didn’t matter if they did anything good or not. The leader could be an outright despot or dictator, and he would still have the title of “benefactor.” That was a sign of his supposed-greatness.
    1. Once again, the church is sadly not immune. Within certain formalized denominations, how many titles are handed out like candy to members of the clergy? “The Most Right Reverend ____,” “The Most Holy ___,” etc. Evangelical Protestants are little different, though we use different language. Someone might only take the humble title of “pastor,” yet still demand the prime parking spot to be reserved for him, or expect other special treatment. It’s still all evidence of pride, of seeking greatness apart from God. It’s still non-Christian behavior.

26 But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.

  1. What is the attitude that should exist among Christians? Instead of promoting ourselves, we are supposed to be serving others. The youngest sibling in the family had the lowest rank among the brothers & served the rest (not unlike a probationary status at work, or an intern in an office). The servant was obviously lower than the governor, and his/her attitude was to be appropriate. That’s the attitude that should exist among Christians. If you want to be as great as the eldest brother, then you take the attitude of the youngest child. The one God says is greater than the governor is the one who shines the governor’s shoes.
  2. If it seems backwards, that’s because it is. Jesus describes it as a paradox: a seemingly contradictory statement that is, in fact true. This was a common teaching technique for Jesus. The person who desires to save his life, loses it (Lk 9:24). The person who wants to be great in the kingdom of heaven needs to humble himself as a little child (Mt 18:4). It’s the same thing here. The greatest among us will take the smallest role. The best leader serves in the lowest role.
  3. There’s no better example of this, than Jesus. 27…

27 For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.

  1. We don’t know if the 11 remaining disciples were still seated at the Passover table with Jesus, but it’s certainly easy to believe that they were. Each of them could imagine themselves as wealthy land-owners, seated at their own dining tables with servants attending to their every need. They had all been with Jesus when He visited with tax-collectors & other wealthy people like Pharisees, where people had served the lot of them the moment they walked through the door. (They had even been places with Jesus where people didn’t serve Him, and Jesus’ feet were washed by the tears of a forgiven woman! Lk 7:38-44) They knew from those situations who was considered great & who was least. And Jesus turned it all upside-down.
  2. How so? He had done it Himself! Jesus had already demonstrated this sort of servant humility that very night: when He washed the disciples’ feet. [John 13:1-17]. What happened? The King of kings & Lord of lords – the Creator of the Universe & the One who ought to be worshiped by everything that draws breath (and everything that doesn’t!) took off His outer garments and took the position of the lowest household slave. He personally picked up the filthy feet of each of the disciples (including Judas Iscariot), and washed the dust & muck off of them. They had each ‘sat at the table,’ and yet their Lord & Master served them.
  3. And it wasn’t just at the Last Supper. Humility wasn’t a one-time thing for Jesus; it described His whole earthly life & mission. Philippians 2:5–8, “(5) Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, (6) who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, (7) but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. (8) And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” The very act of His incarnation was an act of humility. If Jesus had done nothing else but be born in Bethlehem, He would have still set the ultimate example of service. After all, Almighty God became a Man. The infinite glorious God put on the limitations and discomforts of human flesh, allowing Himself to be hungry, thirsty, and sleepy. The God who never slumbered needed nightly rest. The God who never hungered required daily bread. In itself, that was humility at the utmost. Yet somehow, Jesus took it further: He not only came as a man; He came as a sacrifice. He took on human life for the sole purpose of laying down His life on the cross for the sins of mankind. Jesus allowed Himself to be tortured & killed for you & me. For every lustful thought you’ve enjoyed, Jesus died. For every egotistical trip you’ve taken, Jesus died. He died for every sinful thought and deed you’ve ever committed, and will ever yet commit. Jesus died for it all. That is humble service to the infinite extent. We cannot imagine the end of Jesus’ service – and it’s doubtful we’ll do so even in our eternal life to come!
  4. Jesus’ point to the disciples? It was the same one Paul made to the Philippians: let the same mind be in you. The 11 men were arguing who among them was the greatest, and the greatest Man they could ever know was in the process of engaging in the greatest act of humility of all time. Jesus was serving them – not only at the table, but as He prepared to go to the cross for their sins. If they truly wanted to be great, they needed to be like Jesus: they needed to serve.
    1. Do you want to be great? Serve! Humble yourself, get your ego out of the way, and serve God & others. Let your boss get the credit for the project you completed. Scrub the toilets of your home without an expectation of thanks. Sign up for children’s ministry, or look for ways to clean up the church building without needing to be asked. There are all kinds of ways to serve – they just require us taking a bit of initiative. No one asked Jesus to please remove His garments & start washing feet; He just did it. No one asked Him to feed the 5000; He saw the need and did it. To be sure, sometimes He did wait for people to ask Him for healing, but that had more to do with the issue of faith than with Jesus’ humility. When people couldn’t speak up for themselves, Jesus still took the initiative. (As He did with the mute, blind, and demon-possessed man – Mt 12:22.) When it comes to simple service, no one took the initiative like Jesus.
    2. Look around…there are places & people in your life to serve. If we’re being honest, the reason we want to be asked is because it’s one more area in which we can build up our pride. After all, if we’re asked, it’s because we were needed. All of a sudden, the focus is once again on us, and our own ideas of greatness. That’s not what service is all about. Servants serve. Jesus served; be like Jesus.

We can imagine at this point that the disciples were duly chastised. Sometimes a bit of cold water splashed in our faces is enough to snap us back to reality, and that’s basically what happened to them. They had been arguing about greatness, and their great foolishness was exposed. Yet does that mean God didn’t have anything for them in the future kingdom? Not at all. They themselves weren’t intrinsically worthy of any great position in the kingdom, but God in His grace would give them something great. Vs. 28…

  • Consummation (28-30)

28 “But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials.

  1. Speaking of the disciples’ perseverance. They had continued this far, and Jesus acknowledged it. (At least, all but one. Judas was likely gone by this point.) Of course, Jesus’ trials weren’t over yet – in fact, it could be argued that they were just beginning. Even so, the disciples had continued with Jesus through everything He had endured thus far. They had travelled with Jesus, endured storms with Jesus, endured criticisms with Jesus, and more. They had even gone out by themselves preaching the gospel of the kingdom when Jesus sent them to do so, and they encountered their own persecutions along the way. Nothing shook the 11 away from Christ. As Peter once said to Jesus, after many of the outer-ring of followers left Jesus, “To whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life!” (Jn 6:68)
  2. The word Luke used in Jesus’ statement is interesting, being a strengthened form of the word often translated “abide.” The idea is that the 11 disciples were abiding-through everything Jesus endured. They stayed/remained with Him through thick & thin. Would they always continue? Yes & no. They would slip during the next few hours and days (of which Jesus prepares them in the following verses), but they would soon return to Jesus & persevere in their faith for the rest of their lives. Historical tradition tells us that each of the disciples were either tortured or killed for their faith in Jesus. Truly they remained with Him, to the very end.
  3. Contextually, the implication is that this is the quality in an individual that God seeks. Were Peter or John or James great men because of the great things they did for Jesus? But God did something great through them as they remained in Jesus. Think through any hero of the Bible – what was it that demonstrated their great value to God? It was nothing of themselves. Abraham was afraid of losing his wife to the Egyptians (not just once, but twice!). As humble a man as he was, Moses had a temper. He killed an Egyptian in his younger years, and misrepresented God as an older man. David’s flaws are legendary: lust, murder, inept parenting, and more. Yet these are great men – how? Because they continued in their faith with God. They had faith, continued in faith, and God promised them great things because of their faith.
    1. It’s one thing to start with Jesus – it’s another to continue with Him. Many people raise their hands in church, walk down the aisle at a crusade, or sign a “decision” card. Few of those people can be found in a church years later. What happened to them? Each story is different, but the bottom line is this: whatever their reason in supposedly starting out with Jesus, they didn’t remain with Him. It’s like what Jesus taught in the parable of the soils: some have the seed of the gospel snatched away before they can believe – some believe for a while & later fall away because of temptation – some believe for a while, but get choked by the cares of the world…only a few persevere to maturity & bear fruit. (Luke 8:11-15) It’s not enough to hear the gospel have some outward initial response; true disciples continue with Jesus – they abide/remain with Him until the end.
  4. Those who do, receive great things. 29…

29 And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me,

  1. How amazing is this? Jesus promised them a kingdom. These 11 men were appointed to the future kingdom of Christ, promised an eternal home & important role there by the Son of God. Men who (to this day) endure mockery by other Christians, such as Peter, were bestowed a kingdom by Jesus. Men who are largely forgotten, such as Bartholomew & James the son of Alphaeus were given a kingdom by Jesus. Men whom the rest of the world would consider anything but great (like the former tax collector Matthew) were considered great in the eyes of God, and God appointed them to wonderful things.
  2. The phrasing is interesting, that it was “bestowed” upon them. The word speaks of something being decreed or ordained – it might be used as a royal appointment or other official designation. The idea is that this isn’t something the disciples wandered upon, all happening by coincidence; this is a royal decree from the King to His apostles. He was giving the kingdom to them, just as He had received it from His Father. IOW, the disciples weren’t entering the kingdom as ants, being the lowest on the totem pole just lucky to get in; they were appointed there as rulers – royal representatives of their King. They were still submitted to the King, just like the Son is submitted to the Father – but they share in the inheritance of the Son, being fully vested with the King in His kingdom.
    1. Want to talk of greatness? Talk of our great inheritance in Christ! Talk about our inclusion in the family of God! Romans 8:14–17, “(14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (15) For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (16) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (17) and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” Those who have faith in Jesus as the Son of God crucified for our sin & risen from the dead are those who have received Jesus Christ as our Lord. When we did that, we were born of the Holy Spirit. When we were born of the Spirit, we became the children of God & the joint-heirs of Jesus. What He gets in heaven, we get in heaven. We share in what He’s been given. God the Father gave Him a kingdom, so we get a kingdom. God the Father gives Him eternal fellowship, so we get eternal fellowship. Want to talk great? It doesn’t get greater than that!
    2. Be careful not to get the wrong idea. We share in Jesus’ inheritance as children of God, but we don’t become little-gods. We share in Jesus’ kingdom, but He’s still the King. Even in the greatness we receive, we need to maintain a proper perspective of humility. Otherwise, we lose sight of grace, and we start glorifying ourselves…something which takes us right back to where we started. There’s no place for egotistical pride in the life of a Christian – either in this life, or in the life to come.
  3. BTW – what does it say about Jesus, if He is able to bestow His kingdom to the disciples? It says He has authority to do so. The Son has the same authority of God, because He is Never let it be said that Jesus as the Son is somehow less God than God the Father. They, along with God the Holy Spirit, make up the one God, every person of the Trinity being equal with the other in power, substance, and authority. God the Son has the right to do anything God the Father does; the Son simply chooses to humbly submit to the Father – which makes Him the perfect example to us on how we are to submit to God and others.
  4. Notice one more thing: the present tense. “I bestow upon you a kingdom.” When did Jesus give the disciples the kingdom of God? Right then & there. This speaks to the “now & not-yet” nature of the kingdom. One day we will see the kingdom of God in fruition upon planet earth, but we already live as citizens and heirs of that kingdom right now in the present day. We show other people what the future kingdom is like, when we live out the ideals of the kingdom right now. But that there is a literal future kingdom coming, let there be no doubt. 30…

30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

  1. If verse 29 spoke of the disciples’ kingdom inclusion/appointment, vs. 30 speaks of their kingdom role. Again, the apostles will not be mere “extras” in the kingdom, having gotten in with by the skin of their teeth with their backsides smoking (as so many people often think of themselves). On the contrary, they have positions of importance. Jesus tells them specifically that they will be “judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” If you’ve ever wondered about the number of apostles, this is why Jesus appointed the ones He did: 12 apostles, 12 tribes. (This is also the reason Judas was replaced by Matthias in Acts 1:21-26.) Peter, James, John, Andrew, Thomas, and the rest will have roles as judges over the various tribes of Israel. That’s not to say they all came from different tribes (after all, several pairs of disciples were brothers – there wouldn’t be an even split), but they will apparently be assigned tribes, over which they will have some kind of judicial authority.
  2. And it’s not just them. We will all have roles in the kingdom. When chastising the Corinthians for their lack of church discipline in allowing rampant sexual immorality to exist among their membership, Paul wrote, “Do you not know we will judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?” (1 Cor 6:3) Exactly what kind of judgment over the angels we will exercise is unknown, but apparently we will do something. Elsewhere, when Jesus taught of the future kingdom, He made it clear that we will have roles and responsibilities. After all, in the parable of the talents, the two servants who did well were rewarded with more. (Mt 25:21,23) We who serve Jesus today will continue to serve Him in eternity, though our responsibility will be far greater.
    1. What does that tell us? It tells us that we learn how to serve Jesus then, by serving Him now. No one steps into a role of responsibility as a newbie. A new hire to a company isn’t immediately shoved into the president’s chair. A private in the army isn’t automatically promoted to general. We start small, and then we are given greater things. What makes us think it will be different in Jesus’ kingdom? Those who serve today will be given great roles later. (While those who believe themselves to be great today & above service will likely find themselves to be in a very different kingdom role altogether!)

Conclusion:

As to the argument at hand, the disciples had sought greatness, and greatness was coming…just not in the way they expected. God would grant it in His way at His time. The disciples weren’t to seek it out for themselves. Arguing about their own glory and greatness was utter foolishness – just as it would be for us. After all, they (like us) are paupers in comparison with God and His great glory. It’s like two kids arguing who has the bigger piggy bank when Bill Gates is sitting in the room. What’s $3 over $2 when a billionaire is staring at you?

Can we honestly believe we’re “great” in comparison with Jesus? Compared to one another, we can go head-to-head, but it’s really just one criminal bickering with another criminal regarding the “lesser” death sentence received…there’s no such thing! We are all paupers when it comes to righteousness, and Jesus is the only one who has it. The truly amazing thing is that this is what He freely gives away! Not only can we receive of Jesus’ righteousness, we are Jesus’ righteousness (2 Cor 5:21), and that’s why we can share in Jesus’ kingdom.

Since it’s all a gift of grace, what business do we have bickering over greatness? It’s a waste of time & breath. Far better for Christians to serve in humility. May we be those who care less for titles & recognition, but rather putting our own egos aside so that we can freely serve God. May we be those who take on the mind of Jesus, not serving ourselves, but taking the initiative to serve God in the opportunities in which He surrounds us.

With that in mind, look around. What needs to be done? Who needs to be loved? Don’t wait for someone to ask; step up and serve. If you have any question how God needs you to serve, just ask Him. That’s a prayer request guaranteed to be answered! 

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