What are you Doing Here – He Came to Serve
Week Three, Day Three
March 20, 2019
If you close your eyes and think about Jesus, can you think of one word that explains what He did while He was here on earth? Words like crucifixion, resurrection, healing, and miracles come to mind. In all of these amazing things that He did, it is easy for us to forget that Jesus came to serve.
With our verse today, we read of a few good men who asked to be seated at the right and left of Jesus. Most important note: they were seeking the throne, and not the Kingdom. Jesus replied in Matthew 20:26-28.
"Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” = Matthew 20:26-28
It's quite the conundrum. To be magnificent we must magnify someone else. The world's version of notoriety is gone - excess and perfection will not get us where we want to be. This beautifully simple characteristic of our loving savior is what brings sinners to the table. This beautifully graceful servitude of our divine Lord is what breaks down walls.
Jesus intimately wants to deliver what you need. How can we do the same for Him? It's simple. No Kingdom task is beneath us. By serving His people, we are actually serving Him. What can you personally bring to Him today? You may think you have nothing to offer the Lord of Lords, but He honors every blessing of gratitude, worship, and service you bring forward.
So, do you want to be great... or do you want to be great? Nope, that's not a typo. You decide.
Beautiful God, we learn every day this week that you laid your majesty to the side for our benefit. We want to bring you our biggest praises and reciprocate with relationship and service to your Kingdom. Amen.