Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 23:11 (KJV); But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
The world’s view of greatness is often contrary to how God defines greatness. It is God’s view of greatness that Christ reveals to us in our theme scripture.
Greatness in the kingdom of God is defined by service. In the realm of God, we descend to the top.
This truth is displayed throughout the life of Christ. When He walked on the surface of the earth, He served God and men. In Mark 10:45, the Bible says that the son of man did not come to be served but to serve. In 1 Corinthians 9:19, Paul, following the same example, says, “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.”
It is through service that we are elevated. Many people get it wrong by assuming that they first have to be elevated before they serve. They want to be promoted and after being promoted, they will serve. That is how tyrants are born. A tyrant is nothing more than a man who did not serve his way to the top, so he finds it easy to abuse his place of authority because he has not been put through the process that makes great men humble.
Forget about the titles. God does not reward us based on our titles, He rewards us based on our faithfulness in our service. Be available to make the burdens of your leaders and those around you easier. Serve. It is the mark of a great man.
FURTHER STUDY: Mark 10:45, 1 Corinthians 9:19
GOLDEN NUGGET: Greatness in the kingdom of God is defined by service. In the realm of God, we descend to the top.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for Your Word. I thank You for the work of Your Spirit in me. I walk by the wisdom of the meek, and exercise it in how I serve in the areas that You have appointed me. Lord, I do not seek honour, accolades, badges or medals. It does not matter if no camera or spotlight will ever find me in the places of my labour. For me, the ultimate contentment is that I serve none other than the Most High God. I thank You for the immeasurable privilege of calling You master, in Jesus’ name, Amen.