This portion of Scripture has caught my attention two days in a row. Check it out….
“Don’t let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates. Don’t set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of ‘Father’; you have only one Father, and he’s in heaven. And don’t let people maneuver you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them – Christ. Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. If you puff yourself up, you’ll get the wind knocked out of you. But if you’re content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty.” (Matthew 23:8-12 MSG)
So many people today want to STAND OUT, you know, be DIFFERENT. From piercings to brand-name clothing to career titles, people want to STAND OUT. Jesus has the answer for all of us to STAND OUT. He said, “Do you want to stand out, then STEP DOWN, BE A SERVANT.”
When serving others becomes our goal in life instead of serving self, we will certainly STAND OUT in the world we live in today. Start today. Serve others AS you serve Christ!
Pastor Kevin Kinchen