devotional post # 2065
Luk 22:24 But an argument also happened among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
Luk 22:25 And he said to them, “The kings among the Gentiles exercise control over them, although those in authority over them are called good workers.
Luk 22:26 But it is not to be this way with you. Instead, let the greatest among you become as a newcomer, and the leader as one who serves.
Luk 22:27 Because who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am with you as the one who serves.
After the sobering question of who would be the betrayer was tossed around a bit by the disciples, the landed on an argument about who was the best leader. Jesus responded to their inquiries by reminding them of his style of leadership. He noted the Gentile authorities, who like to be called good workers (euergetes), but in reality make their subjects do all the work. Jesus, however, took up the towel and waited on those he taught. He was teaching servanthood, not masterhood.
LORD, may we follow your example and teach servanthood by serving.