Jesus Said It
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”
Matthew 20:26 (NIV) – Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
Matthew 20:25-28 (NIV)
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.”
- God hates pride but honors humility.
- God defines greatness as servanthood.
- Parents should teach their children to be humble.
- Jesus modeled servanthood.
Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV)
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross!