May 22, 2018
If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all. (Mark 9:30-37)
Some pretty tough lessons Jesus is serving up these last two days! Yesterday He told us we need to trust in Him completely, give up control. Today He tells us being first, winning if you will, is about serving others. Another worldly concept turned on its head.
Give up control and serve others. Not sure that is the life most people envision for themselves. But it is the life to which we are all called as disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus delivers this message of surrender and servitude quite consistently in His teachings.
Try pouring your daily activities through this filter: Is what I’m about to do serving me? Or it it serving God and others? If you are answering, “It is serving me” too often, you might want to re-evaluate how you are spending your time.