Luke 22:24 says” A dispute arose among the disciples they wanted to know who was among them would be greatest?
In verses 26 and 27 we see how Jesus answered and diffused the dispute among them. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
The answer to their dispute as to who would be the greatest was you must serve. In our culture today not, many people enjoy serving. Seems like everyone wants to sit at the table. A person in life can achieve many things from, influences, fame, recognition, academic degrees while all those things are nice, there is nothing wrong if you have them. But if that individual does not have humility then they have not achieved true greatness.
Because of our sin we don’t know what true greatness really is. We think it’s in everything we have obtained when it’s not. True greatness is not a matter of outward position it’s a matter of inwardly true humility in spirit of your heart. True greatness requires that we learn to be faithful, have Godly character, wisdom, self-control, patience and love. It requires reserving our love for His purpose being devoted to Jesus.
The bible speaks of how a rich man does not sleep, it’s because he is still seeking more. He believes in the things in which he has attain to make him great. Remember family you can obtain anything in life that you want, but if you don’t serve with a willing heart of humility you don’t have True Greatness. Greatest is never found in what we have it’s found in the people we serve.
Serve people with a willing heart. Be joyful about serving. Jesus loves to serve. And that is the way we must be. AMEN