Surely, if I do something amazing for God, I should be rewarded with honour, and a special place in His kingdom right? I mean the parable of the talents basically says if I’m faithful with little, He will entrust me with much, right?
“Not necessarily” says Jesus in this passage!
The bottom line here for me is clear. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. But this isn’t just His unique way of life… He expects us to follow him in his self-denying service to others!
Lord, thank you that you make it clear and plain how you expect us to live our lives in service to others. Please continue to help me to serve you and serve others humbly, all the days of my life.
Written by Ps Justin Ware