For Last to First

“Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else” Mark 9:35

Jesus is looking for true servants; people whose main purpose in life is to serve. People who will give up first place to come in last. People who will serve others no matter the cost. Like Jesus, we live only to serve and do whatever the Father asks. This seems radical, especially in the world we live in, but this is our calling and our goal. There is that “fleshly” part of us that wants to be admired; that wants to be given the honor. But Jesus says we must give all of this up and be content with last place and even obscurity. This is what we signed on to when we committed our life to Him. This is life of a servant.