Being humble and serving — 2015.10.03

Being humble and serving — 2015.10.03

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20, 28

Jesus is the Son of man. He is there for us. He never drew attention to himself or was begging for recognition. He never referred to His miracles in to seek honor. He never drew attention to his ancestry or his actions. He never asked for money or honor. He never referred to his special wisdom or His good relationship to God. He always relied on his heavenly Father. He knew God provides for him and God honors Him for His humility’s sake.
The Christian churches have a strong enemy. That’s not the devil, a liar, deceiver and a murderer, but the I, myself and-me -disease. How much does one praise the quality of one’s education or work, how good does one find oneself!
How much do we compete with each other for posts and power. How do we speak bad about each other, just so that to look better. How are we competing for gifts and money. No, the enemy is in our hearts.
Two men wanted to walk through the same door. But everyone politely asked the other to go first. That took some time, because no one wanted to put himself above the others. – That is the way it is supposed to be: First you, then me. Even in a Christian career you should first see if another person might be better suited for the particular task. Everyone seeking the best of the other!
God has promised a lot for this humility: he wants to be our provider, when we choose Him as the source rather than begging for money. He wants to shower us with blessings, if we do not take the honor ourselves and allow us to be celebrated. He himself wants to invoke us for service, when we no longer aspire after career.
We want to do our best and constantly improve ourselves. But our place and our provision, we want to leave God. Or has anyone ever been disappointed by God?
Jesus says at the beginning of our verse:
You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave. (V. 25ff.)

Thank you, Jesus, You are my servant! Looking only my best and have you sacrificed yourself for me! Now I want to serve you and to sacrifice myself for you. You’re worth it! Thank You never forget me!

Bible Reading Today: Psalm 144, 1 – 15

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