What do you think of when you hear the word servant? What picture comes to mind?
Some people have a positive image of a servant. One who is serving their country or community. Most probably have a negative image of a servant. One who is stuck doing menial chores or cleaning up other people's messes.
Throughout the New Testament we see the picture of a servant over and over. The apostle picture themselves as servants and believers are called to be servants of one another.
Galatians 5:13 says, "For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another."
Did you catch that last phrase? "Through love serve one another". Servant hood should grow from our heart, rooted in our love for God and for others.
Jesus said in Mark 10:43, "Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant".
I can't promise that you will be applauded by many people for being a servant of others, but one thing is for sure, Jesus will think your great.