Day 20: A Peculiar Kind of Greatness (10:32-52)
(1) If all is lost, is Jesus still your reward?
(2) How do you reflect servant leadership in your interactions with others within your sphere of influence?
(3) How is God growing you to have more compassion for others?
(4) Knowing that Christ paid our debt with his sacrifice, how, then, can we seek greatness in ourselves? Why are we still seeking prominence like the disciples who were misguided? (83)
(5) Often we find ourselves rubbing shoulders with the world whether at a store or at work. What will it take for us to stop and notice that God cares for them and is working inside these people? When will we pray for and talk to those who are hurting all around us? (84)
In the upper room, Jesus modeled humble service as he washed the disciple’s feet. He then would ultimately serve through his sacrificial death. We’re called to serve. We’re not greater than our master. True greatness is service.
12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
Jesus calls us to a life of serving. Through serving God’s people, He grows within us His compassion for people. Jesus proves the ultimate sacrificial service by dying on the cross. May we be found in sacrificial service to others as a reflection of Jesus
True greatness is service! Our Lord came to serve. I’m thankful for your service, Brandon!