Servant leadership is a difficult trait to learn in our world. There are cultural pressures that try to make us believe positions of importance and power are better than serving others. Jesus makes the point clear; “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,” (Matthew 20:25–27).
Jesus presses the point with the disciples about the religious leaders of His day. “They love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues” (Matthew 23:6). Just before Jesus pronounces the seven woes against the Pharisees, He says to His disciples, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (23:12).
Because we live in a very self-centered world, we must model God’s design for leadership – ‘others first’. God thought of us who were unworthy of His consideration and expressed it by the greatest act of love. Why should we not seek to demonstrate such love by serving others?
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