“Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them. Jesus told them, “In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called ‘friends of the people.’ But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22:24-27
Just as we see with the disciples arguing over who would be greater among them, we see that today in the Body of Christ.
We all serve a purpose, have a call and assignments given to us. They differ. Some are in the home, some are in the workplace, some within the church, some on the mission field in other countries.
God desires us to be obedient with the gift and talents He’s given us, preach the gospel not only in word but by our walk and how we treat others in public and how we speak of them in private. Even the thoughts we think of others that no one can hear – but God hears.
Not one assignment is greater than the other. Not one person is greater than the other. This isn’t like Karate: adding notches to one’s belt. Far be it from us if we walk this walk to be noticed by man. This is about serving even when it isn’t desirable, comfortable and taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. Wherever we are planted. It’s about the great commission and advancing the Kingdom of God, exposing the kingdom of darkness to the souls that still don’t know Jesus and even those who did but fell away.
We cannot esteem ourselves to be great and mighty. We must walk in humility, knowing we are here to serve God and others – even when it isn’t appreciated.
God sees, and God rewards our obedience. So, let’s do what God has asked of us, and stop thinking ourselves to be better than our brothers and sisters in Christ. The world is watching us (Disciples/servants of Jesus) and we must live upright and live in humility.
Don’t envy or look down on the work God is doing through your brothers and sisters. CELEBRATE what He is doing in and through their lives because it is ALL to the glory of the Father.
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