July 6, 2021

Scarlett Kiowski
“They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
Mark‬ ‭9:33-35‬

“The servant of all” requires humility. Humility is a “low view of one’s own importance.” Sometimes, I think I’m way more important than I really am. I slip into a rut of me, myself, and I and my world starts to close in around me. My focus shifts from an eternal perspective to an internal perspective. While it’s important to be aware of self, it can be a dangerous place to camp out. God knew this would be a challenge, that’s why he said to “set your mind on things above.” Humility allows us to see ourselves the way that God sees us, and enables us to “… be the very last, and the servant of all.”