And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”
And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.“
-Mark 10:42-45 [ESV]
Want to Be Called Great In The Kingdom of God?
Well, the requirements are not the same as this world’s requirements for Growing Toward Greatness…
In Fact We Must Be A Walking Paradox…
Paradox [par-uh-doks] (noun) – a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Jesus was the Greatest Paradox…
The Great Giver Of Life…Came To Die, So That Dead Men…Could Live.
To Know God’s salvation in Christ Jesus is to identified with Him. It means that we are now His children. It also means that we continue to grow & begin to share His unique qualities.
So Be The Greatest In The Kingdom By Being The Lowliest of A Servant. Live To Serve & Not Be Served. Be Like Christ.
Be A Walking Pardox… A Dead Man Walking.
Die to Live. Live to Die.
By His Grace. Through His Gospel. For His Glory.