Sunday 30 September, 2012

Luke 22: 24-30

24 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. 28 You are those who have stood by me in my trials. 29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, 30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

People always like to be the greatest guy or the ruler no matter the office or organisation. Sometimes, to become a greatest guy or ruler, we have to fight with others.

Today, Jesus shows us a different concept/definition of the greatest guy & ruler in God’s Kingdom.

He said the greatest should be like the youngest and rulers like servers, so that we may eat and drink at His table in His kingdom.

But, the question is how to become be a “youngest” or “servant”?

Matthew 25:38 provides the answer: ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Dear Lord, Thank you for letting me know the true “greater.”

Written by Allen Leu

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