The scripture for today is John 13:16
John 13:16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
The message of humility was a prevailing theme in the ministry of Christ. While the disciples were disputing among themselves as to which one of them would be the greatest (Luke 9:46, 22:24), Jesus was teaching them the principles of God’s kingdom, not the world. “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master.” Matthew 10:24-25 “For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.” Luke 22:27
A servant is not focused primarily on his own things and needs but on the needs of others. Where is most of your thought life spent? On yourself, or on others? Children of God are who we are through redemption and adoption; servants are who we are through the attitude and behavior we display in relation to God and to one another.
We are constantly bombarded by the world’s system to be ego-centric, self-serving people. Satan’s objective, through the world’s system, is to move us away from God’s purpose and design for our lives into the expression of his own selfish personality. He works through our flesh and our flesh does not want to be a servant; it wants to be in charge! That is why the apostle Paul said, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” 1 Corinthians 9:27
Jesus came as a humble servant. If we are to be followers of Christ, we must be like Christ, walking in His steps, following the direction of the Holy Spirit and not the spirit of the world. He lives in us, we can do this by His grace.
God bless you as you continue in His service.