Mark 10:42-44 ” Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as 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 slave of all.’ “

Elsewhere in Mark,  Jesus brought home this point when He said, ” If anyone wants to be first he must be the very last and the servant of all.” (Mark 9:35)  But having a servant’s heart goes against our grain.  We’d much rather be honored and have people serve us than swallow our pride and do for others.  But we need to remember that the most important thing that comes out of a servant’s heart is joy.  For when we put others ahead of ourselves…we’re putting our priorities in proper perspective… Jesus first –Others second – Yourself last.

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