Matthew 22: 26-27

26 But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. 27 Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves."

Insight: We are wired to need to feel significant; however, this often leads to striving for approval, accomplishment, or attaining power (in all its varying forms). This influences how we view and strive to become leaders as well: in command, in front, and in a place of importance. Jesus turns this idea on its head, and radically redefines leadership. Rather than being served or at the front of the line, Jesus models that a great leader is one who serves, and rushes to the back of the line so others can go ahead.

Prayer: Jesus, thanks for showing me another way to live and lead. I give you my need for approval and power, and ask that you will help me find my significance in you and teach me how to serve those around me.

Pastor Annie