Thursday, June 25, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 25 June 2020

The Price of Greatness

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”  
(Matthew 23:8-11)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the signs of a True Cross Bearer is the trait of servant-hood.  A servant leader is one who puts others before himself.  He has a servant’s heart.  His overall purpose is to serve.  Yet today it seems that few, if any, want to serve.  They want everyone else to serve them. And some of them even get angry when the service does not measure up to their standard.  And yet few if any of them are willing to serve in the same capacity as the ones who are serving them.  As Jesus told His disciples, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.(Matthew 20:25-28)  The price of greatness is when you take responsibility to serve.

Sing: Jesus use me, O Lord don’t refuse me, for surely there’s a work that I can do.  And even though its humble, Lord help my will to crumble; though the cost be great I’ll work for You.

Thought For Today: The price of greatness is servant-hood.

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