Judges 1:1-2:9 / Luke 21:29-22:13 / Psalm 90:1-91:16 / Proverbs 13:24-25
“For who is greater, he who sits at the table or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.”
Again, Jesus stated He came to serve and not be served. His ways and His Kingdom are completely contrary to the value systems that the world holds dear. The enemy of our souls is a hustler, telling us that fame and fortune, position and power will make us feel significant and whole…the more people we have working for us, serving us, or "following us", the more validated we will be. He’s a liar.
If we are not walking closely with the Lord, we will feel an emptiness that will make it hard to see beyond our own neediness to the needs of others and we’ll find it difficult to serve without looking for some kind of worldly return. However, as we CHOOSE to walk closely with the Lord, our neediness will be filled with His life-giving truth and our eyes will be opened to see those around us that we can serve without any hidden motive that desires recognition and praise.
Serving and loving others well is an up-side-down concept that the world stands contrary to, but it is completely logical, beautiful and life-giving to a person whose heart has been regenerated by Jesus.