Servants Serving…

Read: 1 Kings 21-22
Marked: 1 Kings 21:7, Then Jezebel his wife said to him, “You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”

We are each servants of God and Jesus said that His servants shouldn’t be like the rulers over the gentiles who Lord it over them and exercise authority.

Instead, if we desire to become great among others we are to become their servants and if we desire to be first we should be slave to all (Mark 10:42-44).

That’s not a popular position to take. Even the least of us who are given even a small amount of authority can let it go to our head.

Christ is Lord and He is the head over His body, yet, He said, “For even the Son  of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

If we are followers of Jesus we are not “in charge” of anything in the ministry. Instead we have been charged with serving others.