Exodus 10:1-12:13 / Matthew 20:1-28 / Psalm 25:1-11 / Proverbs 6:6-11

Standout verse:

Matthew 20:26-28

“Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.  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 give His life as a ransom for many.”

We live in a crazy mixed-up world that tells us success is taking care of #1 (us).  It tells us that “getting to the top”, “15 minutes of fame” and becoming the next American Idol are the things that measure a person’s worth.  We must shoot to succeed in these areas if we truly want to attain the “new” American dream. 

But, the fact is, as we seek to become great, our misery and dissatisfaction increase proportionately.  God’s measuring stick is the total opposite of the worlds’.  His economy says those who are the “greatest” are those who are the greatest servants.  They live God-centered, others–centered lives…NOT self-centered.  He doesn’t measure our worth by fat bank accounts and numbers of Facebook “friends”, but by the condition of our hearts.

When we seek first His Kingdom and truly love our neighbors, living eyes wide open, others-centered lives, we will be rich and our cups will overflow with all measure of His blessings.  We will then be a sign post to those who need Him – just as we do!