Christ followers must continually remember that life is not all about us

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Serve – Part 2

Scripture Reading: Mark 10:41-45

Key verse: Mark 10:45

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Let’s continue our study from yesterday’s devotional by getting practical.  What does it look like in everyday life to be a servant?  In Jesus’ day it was a common sight to see servants going about their daily duties.  They never had a day off nor took vacations.  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week these servants faithfully served their masters.

            We struggle to understand the true concept of servant hood that Jesus calls us to.  We live in a country that demands its rights.  Servants have given up their rights.  Christ followers must continually remember that life is not all about us.  When a waitress doesn’t get your order just right, what attitude do you show her?  When a car cuts you off on the highway, what spirit comes out of you?  When your spouse doesn’t judge you fairly or treat you kindly—from your perspective—how do you react?  (Remember, a servant in Jesus’ day didn’t ask if he was being treated fairly.  He simply went about his duties to serve.)

            Let’s be honest.  It is not easy to live out a servant’s life.  Our flesh will fight against this Christ like attitude of responding with kindness and service to those who mistreat us!  This is where the “rubber meets the road” in being a Christ follower.  We must actually follow our model.  Our model is Jesus!

Father, I will need your help to fight my pride and fleshly desire to demand my rights today.  Help me to represent you in all my ways today!  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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