February 26 – Served Or Served

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45 (NASB)

It has always been that some served, some were served, but the ones served never really served others. It was not that long ago a career in “service” might have been one’s only option. But it was not necessarily a career goal. Choosing one’s own way in life has not always been possible. The homes of the wealthy or at least those with the means had a servant or two. But Jesus Christ, the Son of Man who is our sovereign God did not come to earth as a man in order to be served by others. Even though it would be right, He came to do the serving. So throughout his 3 years of public ministry he taught his disciples and preached that service to others is our calling. As humans we find that very difficult and we might prefer our own personal servants. By example the ultimate service performed by Christ as to die and a cross carrying the sins of all in the world and pay the penalty that came with the sins. By service he made us free from being servants to sin and death and we were made servants to Christ to proclaim His name.