Scripture Reading: Romans 15:1-7
Scripture Quote: But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. (Luke 22:26 NIV)
The humble servant is greater than the subtle tyrant who always insists on things going his way. Christ washed His disciples feet to show them how to care for and serve one another. If the One who holds all of creation together can condescend to wash humanity's dirty feet and hearts, why would we think we should act any other way? Jesus ended up giving His life as a ransom for us. Though we may never be called to give our life for another, we are exhorted to imitate the excellence of our Perfect Savior. Of course there isn't any Christian who can shun all his vices and live a totally pure life. However, it is in the striving toward the goal that we learn humility and service.
There is no one person better than another - Social, financial or moral status should never affect our willingness to love and care about all humanity. We can choose to make ourselves agreeable and willing to share our brother's burdens. Whoever accepts another in love, accepts and possesses the love of Christ as well - So that we can offer His Love to each other. “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” (John 13:17 NIV)
Today’s meditation: A life of giving is a life worth living.
Memory Verse: Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. (Romans 12:16 NIV)