Do you volunteer for dirty, thankless tasks, or do you manage to be somewhere else when those jobs are handed out?
“So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them’” (John 13:12–17, NKJV).
Jesus gave a valuable leadership lesson to the disciples by His act of love and humble service. He demonstrated the close connection and commitment that should exist between a leader and His subordinates. The true nature of godly leadership involves lowering oneself to serve those under you. Jesus, being in very nature God and King, took on the task of a servant or slave.
The mark of servant leadership is demonstrated through serving others’ needs above our own. Therefore, to be great in God’s eyes is to be the servant of all.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.