The Lower the Better
One of the most fascinating things I have come to learn, and continue to learn about the Kingdom of God, is just how different it is from this world's culture.
It seems like no matter where I turn in my Word these days, the teaching of humility, meekness, submission, and preferring others continues to jump off the page.
I read about Moses, and how he submits to God and others. I read about Paul, and he teaches the importance of submitting to each other. I read from the words of Jesus, and he speaks of choosing to serve over being served.
Allow me to share this passage from Philippians that I think sums up all these passages I've been reading best.
Philippians 2:3-8 "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross"
Jesus set the standard for humility and preferring others before Himself. He did this even though He deserved praise, He deserved adoration, He deserved service, He deserved complete and utter devotion. Yet, He came to serve, and He did it all the way to His life offered as a living sacrifice on the cross. If Jesus can serve when He is the King of Kings, how much more quickly should we choose the same?
Let's serve someone today, and let's keep practicing until we get really good at it.