Truth for Today
“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. 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.” Matthew 20:26-28
Thought for Today
“A servant of God doesn’t care who gets the credit, just so the job gets done.” – Charles R. Swindoll
Jesus’ kingdom operates by a different set of standards. In Jesus’ kingdom, greatness is found in serving. If you are going to become greatest among Jesus’ followers, you are going to serve. It’s that simple. But in case we forget, Jesus gave us the cross to remind us that the path of obedience, the path to greatness, the path of glory is found in serving others while we serve God.
Prayer for Today
Father, instill in me the heart of a servant. Jesus, just as You humbled Yourself and became a servant, help me to be humble and serve those around me. Holy Spirit, open my eyes to be able to see opportunities to serve others and make my hands more willing to serve as You would. Amen.