Thursday, 4 January 2018
Why do you want to be great? What must we do to be great in God’s eyes?
Jesus said that the greatest in the kingdom of heaven are the servants of all. Servants quietly obey all that their masters have called them to do. A friend once pointed out the stark difference between two cleaners at a food court. One was cleaning tables with great joy and the other was doing her work grudgingly. Jesus calls us to love and to serve all people, even our enemies,
What an amazing command!
Someone said, “Serving others on a daily basis does not make us great in this world. Yet our obedience to God revealed through our faithful love and service to Him and to others – even in the little things – is what God notices and celebrates (Luke 16:10).
Dear Father God
It is great to be great in Your eyes. Hide us in Christ to do the things He calls us to do so that His name may be magnified. Like what John the Baptist said, “He [Jesus] must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30) let us do likewise. Amen!
Lam Yee Ling