The Greatness of Service #560

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.” (Matthew 20:25–26, NKJV)

People of the world measure greatness by the position and power one has over others. Yielding to the appeal of pride and superiority, many succumb to this facade of importance. In the sight of God, however, greatness is defined by service. A humble heart that helps others, free of self-interest, is the standard of greatness pursued by disciples of Christ. After all, Jesus not only taught the virtue of humble service, He lived it: “…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matt. 20:28). Be great today. Serve someone instead of yourself.

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