Jesus gives a great parable to give understanding of “the last shall be first and the first shall be last”. As I was reading this, I was brought back to a conversation I had a year ago or so, with an unbeliever. The man had heard this account in a bar (it had been all messed up), and then he turned around and came to me wanting clarity. This was a chance for me to share the Gospel with him. Anyway, it doesn’t have much to do with today’s Bible reading.
Jesus tells His disciples that the greatest among them will be the servant. I immediately start thinking of men who are called to the position of servants but are rather served by others. This is exceedingly sinful of me, because I need to look at my own self. Am I a servant like Jesus would have me be? Or do I use my “position” to have others serve me? This is not just a one time question that I ask myself, but must frequently examine my life and see where I stand in this.
Lord, thank you for your Word. Please help me to humble myself and to be a servant to others. I love you. I ask this all in Jesus’ name.