Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
The first mark of leadership, is servanthood. You can’t be an effective leader if you do not know how to serve. This is the bane of our society today, as many aspire to become leaders, without the experiences of servanthood.
In the book of Mathew 20:26-27, Jesus Christ emphasises the foremost qualities of a leader, who He described as a servant or a slave.
Who is a servant?
A servant is an individual who is first under the ownership of a Master or Lord, and bound by duty to fulfill the obligations of his or her master, as a sign of loyalty and a code of servanthood.
Jesus Christ while speaking in the book of John 12:26, said;
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
The Implications of Servanthood
1. A servant is duty bound to execute the plans and instructions of his or her master [John 12:26].
2. A servant is cultured in the ways of his or her master [John 13:12-15].
The Importance of Servanthood
1. Humility [Luke 22:27]
2. An experience of service [1 Peter 5:2-3]
However, in Today’s Word, we are encouraged to imbibe the spirit of servanthood as a door way to leadership.
God bless you.
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