《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “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.” (Mat 20:28)
Meditation one: Does a Christian’s ministry must be “as a ransom for many” like the Lord Jesus did? We cannot, but our motivation should follow His example: not to be served, but to serve. In the kingdom of God, status is not based on your governing, rights, and scope, but on the mentality of your ministry. The “greatness” in God’s eyes does not lie in governing people, but in serving them, and willingly to pay the price as Christ did.
Meditation two: What is the biggest obstacle for you to be a servant of others? Jesus had been in the form of God, rather, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, and humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross. His purpose is to help us return to God. We should also imitate Him and serve others with a spirit of sacrifice.
Prayer: Abba Father, thank You for your salvation in Jesus Christ. Because of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, I have found favor; because of His calling, I can serve. Please train me, so I may have the same mindset as Jesus and imitate Christ’s humbleness. May everything I do in my hands not only be a blessing to others, but also as a memorial offering before God. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!