Matthew 20:25-28 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 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.”

Jesus has a way of turning things upside down. In the world, those that lead have people serving them. The ones at the top have lots of people fighting to be their servants. The focus is on the individual in charge and making their life easier. Jesus takes one look at that system and says, “Not in my kingdom.” In God’s house, it’s just the opposite. The one that leads is the one that serves. The more you serve the more you lead. The one with power is the one at the bottom, lifting everyone else up. The focus is on others and how we can show them the love of Jesus.

As Christians, we are to use the power we have been given to serve others. Are you strong physically? Then help others with that strength. Have you been blessed with wealth? Then use it to help those around you. Has God given you a platform to speak from? Then lift up those in need. We are to be servants, just like our King. Jesus didn’t think it below Him, even though He was God, to become a man and serve the entire human race by laying down His life for us all.

Do you want to be the head of your home? Then serve your wife. Do you want to leave a legacy to the next generation? Then serve your kids. Do you want to make a difference in your world? Then be a servant to all those you meet.