He Came To Serve

22 04 2015

“For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…”  Mark 10:45

Although Jesus was the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace, and the Mighty God, he didn’t come flaunting those titles.  He didn’t come so that everyone could do his bidding and laud Him as the King.  He didn’t come to reside in grandiose palaces or luxurious mansions, or to experience all the comforts that this world has to offer.  Jesus came to serve.

It is easy to forget that Jesus didn’t just come to earth from another “earth like” existence.  He came from a place of perfection and pleasure unlike anything we could imagine on this earth.  His coming into our reality was a kin to Bill Gates leaving his mansion to live in the slums of Nairobi.  He left every good thing of heaven in order to step into a world that needed a Savior.  He never made it about Himself, and He never demanded a payment for His services.  The servant nature of Christ was as foreign and counter-cultural to our world as anything the world had ever known.

This servant nature of Jesus was the illustration of just how far our world had fallen.  Christ was the model of what God had created mankind to be… servants.  And if serving was the attitude and mindset of Jesus, then service should be the attitude and mindset of those who follow after Him.



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