Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 10-19-18

October 19, 2018

Luke 22:24-30 New Living Translation (NLT)

There are many different kinds of leadership styles in the world, but a leader, no matter which style is used, is to motivate people and help them find purpose in a job well done.  Too many times leaders claw their way to the top and beat down anyone who appears to be competition.  Leadership is very different in the Kingdom of God.  Among Christians, a leader is to be the one who serves people according to God’s standards.  It requires humility, a great commitment to love, and a desire to see others become devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.

In our passage today, the disciples are arguing about who will have the best position in the Kingdom of God.  Jesus sets out the truth; his life as an example.  You are valuable to the work of the Kingdom no matter what position you may have in this world.  So, put on a spirit of servanthood and get busy loving and serving others for the glory of God.

Luke 22:24-27

24 Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them. 25 Jesus told them, “In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called ‘friends of the people.’ 26 But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. 27 Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves.

Prayer:  Lord, continue to mold me as your servant leader.  Give me a desire and commitment to serve others better each day.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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