Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mark 9:33-35

"And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all."
Mark 9:33-35

I think that this is interesting.  So often, we want to "get ahead" by advancing ourselves, but God tells us here that the way to be great is to be the servant of all.  I think that is a really interesting thought, and in Christ's case, he is the greatest of all because he served us all by paying the price of our sins... taking on himself our suffering.  And being of service is the best way to show that we are great people as well.  Today, instead of worrying about whether we have the better title, or the better position, or whether we are "winners" or "losers," let's be concerned about serving others.  Even though it feels like we need to fight for position sometimes, in reality being last is okay, as long as we are helping others.  In the end, that is what will help us win the real prizes. :)

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