“For whosoever exalted himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke 14:11).Text — Luke 14:7-11
Though the world celebrates self-exaltation, in the kingdom of Christ the way up is down. To be the greatest you must become the least, and to be a leader you must serve. In today’s text, Christ taught His audience a classic lesson on humility. Having observed their haughty attitude in choosing seats at the gathering, he denounced their pride and told them to always choose lower seats when on an invitation to ceremonies to avoid humiliation when more honourable guests come in.
Christ remains our all-time perfect model on practical demonstration of humility. On the night of the betrayal, while at supper with His disciples He removed his garment, poured water into a basin and washed the feet of His disciples. He was their Lord and Master, yet He did that to show them the need for humility in their interpersonal relationship. As Christians, we must be willing to serve others instead of expecting others to serve us. Our successes or accomplishments are by God’s grace. Never look down on others who may be less privileged.
To be a leader you must serve
Christ washed the feet of His disciples.
Prayer for today
Help me Lord to wash the feet of saints.