Daily Bible Podcast Day 022 – Exodus 3-5, Luke 22

November 22, 2012 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.'” ~ Luke 22:24-26

Observation:
Jesus is telling his followers not to exercise authority the way the rulers of the Gentiles do. Anyone who wants to be great in God Kingdom should serve others. I wonder if Jesus would caution us today against things like running for office.

Application:
I have roles in my life where I am certainly tempted to use my authority to boss others around to follow my agenda. Jesus would say I need to serve those people, but my own mind says that would undermine me. I need to better serve my wife and friends as well.

Prayer:
God, show me the opportunities to serve others and give me the courage to follow through. Let me remember that even if serving might undermine some earthly authority that I have, I shouldn’t be worried about my clout, but Yours.

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