True Greatness

Mark chapter 10 verses 35 through 45

35. Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher”, they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask”   36. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.   37. They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory”.   38. “You don’t know what you are asking”, Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”.   39. “We can”, they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with,   40. but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared”.   41. When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.   42. Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.   43. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,   44. and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.   45. For even the Son of Man did not come to be serve, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

 

What do you consider to be true greatness?

Greatness in the worldly sense is an issue of leadership, authority, power, or high personal achievement. But in Christ’s assessment true greatness is an attitude of the heart that manifests in the service of God and mankind. We should love God so dearly that we identify with His will on earth without desiring praise, glory, position, recognition or material rewards. Your commitment to God and His service inspire us to stoop to perform the meanest services and labor wholeheartedly.

Therefore desire the true greatness.

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