The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

Jesus’ Example

“And whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44-45 (NASB)
Jesus’ words seem to be the ultimate paradox, contradicting everything that we observe about us. Those who succeed in the world often do so by pushing and shoving and trampling on anyone who happens to get in their way as they progress to the top. This happens in politics, business, and, tragically, even the church.
With the words “even the Son of Man,” Jesus showed that He was willing to do more than just define true greatness. He Himself was the prime example of what He was talking about. He had left His position at the right hand of God, not to add to His prestige or glory, but to “serve” the human race. He did not merely go through the motions to impress people. Jesus came “to give His life a ransom for many.” There is no greater model of servanthood than this.

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  1. Reblogged this on Song Bird! and commented:
    Loved this! Yes, true greatness comes not with a high status job, or large bank account, but in laying down your life in service to others.

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