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June 19 / 100 WORDS

TO BE SERVED OR TO SERVE?

Today's Reading: Matthew 19-20

Key Verses: Matthew 20:27-28

And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.


There are several key differences between the structure and leadership of a typical company and the Church. The first difference is apparent in our key verses.

Usually in a secular setting, a leader emerges who is hard-driving, ambitious, and strives for a higher position. This is entirely the opposite of Christ's teaching regarding the Church. Only the humble should lead; they lead not from a place of pride, but from a position of serving.

Another difference has to do with power. In the Church, the "Chief Executive Officer" is always the Chief Servant, and we seek to serve Him, the Lord Jesus, instead of ourselves.


PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Jesus, please make my heart more and more like Yours - a servant's heart. Amen!


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