Changed to His Likeness

Matthew 20: 25-28

25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Jesus the human, son of man, calls the disciples to him and lets them know that they are to be different than the rulers of the Gentiles.

Jesus is giving His disciples the actions required for following Him. He refuses to be guided by anything other than His high call. He is purposeful in letting the disciples know that they are not to power up. This is not the way among believers. Instead we are taught that to become great we must serve. By following Him, we will have a different kind of authority. Jesus our Servant King basically says, “If you want to be great, then serve, and if you want to be first, serve first.”

This may not seem appealing, considering our innate need to power up, but if you have given your life to Christ then He is already in you. He has made your heart His home, and He is ready to change you. Are you willing?

Is there a certain situation where you have been exercising your ability to power up?  Would you consider powering down a bit?  Would you consider asking Jesus to meet you there?