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October 10, 2021

Daily Reading: Matthew 20-21


Matthew 20:27

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:


Have you noticed that the Lord seems to always do and teach things that fly against all human reasoning? Humanly speaking, the chief should be the biggest, smartest, richest, and most talented among us. Yet, Jesus says that if a person wants to be chief let them be a servant.


No wonder those in worldly positions of power hated him. They made their opulent living on the backs of the people. Now, here is this man, this religious zealot, teaching the common people that their chief should be their servant. They couldn’t have that. That kind of thinking weakens their positions of power and robs their place of prominence.


Yes, in the Lord’s hierarchy it is not the might, the strength, the physical beauty, the well-spoken word, the intelligence, riches, talents, or personality that makes a leader. It is a person who is willing to serve others. Want to be chief? That is not a bad ambition, but go about it the right way. Serve others. That is what Jesus said.


Until tomorrow, live for Christ today through service to others.

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