Found on road dead, servanthood!

“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you let him be your servant” Matthew 20:26 NKJV.

Christlikeness leads to servanthood, for Jesus came not to be served, but to serve (Mark 10:45). See the Savior take a towel and wash the disciples’ feet; then hear Him say that His disciples are called to do the same (John 13:3-5, 14,15).

The character of a faithful servant reveals devotion to the interest of others; the thoughtfulness of rendering untiring care; the delight in the prosperity, honor, and happiness of someone besides oneself.jesus_washing_feet

A dramatic model of this is the bondservant of the OT (Ex.21:1-6), serving wholly for love rather than accepting the prividlege of his own freedom. Servanthood is not slavery; it is voluntary—motivated from within by the love of God, not mandated by the style, insistance, or manipulation of subjugation, pressure, guilt, or demand.

It is not cultish, but Christlike—always in the spirit of Him who, being endowed with heaven’s complete authority, chose to take the form of a servant (Phil. 2:5-7).

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