“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.”
Matthew 23:11 NKJV
Government officials and pastors alike are servants. Yet oftentimes government officials act as if we are their subjects and pastors can fall into a mindset of thinking the congregation is there to fulfill his vision for the church. Yet both offices are supposed to be held by servants. The government official is to do the will of the people and the pastor is to shepherd the flock.
If we desire to be great, we must be humble. To be great in God’s sight is to be a servant, to be gracious, and to be caring.
People in positions of leadership become corrupted when they forget they are called to be servants. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Jesus is the perfect example of humility and servant hood, he washed His disciples feet and admonished them to love and serve one another.
Galatians 5:13-15 NKJV “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!”