Following the Model of Jesus

"Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." - Matthew 20:26-28 
In a world that often measures greatness by power, influence, and authority, the Bible presents a different perspective on leadership—one rooted in servanthood and humility. Jesus Himself exemplified this model of leadership throughout His earthly ministry, teaching us what it truly means to be a great leader.

There is a scene in the upper room, where Jesus, the Son of God, takes on the role of a servant and washes the feet of His disciples. In this powerful act, Jesus demonstrates that true leadership is not about lording authority over others, but about serving them with humility and love.
Jesus' life and teachings challenge our conventional understanding of leadership. He teaches us that greatness is not found in the accolades we receive or the positions we hold but in our willingness to serve others sacrificially, just as He served us by laying down His life on the cross.

Another biblical example of a great leader is King David. Despite his flaws and failures, David is described as a man after God's own heart. He exemplified qualities of courage, faithfulness, and humility throughout his life, even in the face of adversity.
David's leadership was characterized by his deep dependence on God and his commitment to serving His people. Whether he was defeating giants on the battlefield or shepherding his flock with care, David led with integrity and compassion, always seeking to honor God in all he did.

As followers of Christ, we are called to emulate the example of Jesus and the biblical leaders who came before us. Whether we lead in our families, workplaces, churches, or communities, let us lead with humility, compassion, and a servant's heart.
I want to challenge you to embrace the call to leadership in whatever capacity God has placed you. Seek to serve others selflessly, to honor God in all you do, and to follow the example of Jesus, who came not to be served, but to serve. In doing so, you will truly embody the essence of biblical leadership and leave a lasting impact on those around you.
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