For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
King Jesus came to serve, not to be served. Many weren’t expecting that sort of savior then. Many don’t understand Him now.
It’s too easy, given our fallen nature, for us to think that importance is measured not by service, but by a big salary, or by being famous, or by throwing our weight around.
Too many people worship celebrities, and too many celebrities seem to worship themselves, making outrageous personal demands and keeping a posse of hangers-on to make sure they’re met.
Certainly in politics, so-called public servants seem to get the equation exactly backward. They think the taxpaying public should serve them.
Our Founding Fathers didn’t think that. They had the equation right. They truly served their country in war and in peace.
And Jesus wants to follow His own example of service. Sure we can’t raise the dead like He did, but if we’re doctors we can cure the sick; through charity we can help the poor; and all of us can help make this a more Christian society by forgiving those who trespass against us.
Sweet Freedom in Action
Today, reflect on what service you can do for God – what special gifts He has given you and how can you share them.