Scripture: Jesus said, "I, your Lord and Teacher, have just washed your feet. You, then, should wash one another's feet. I have set an example for you, so that you will do just what I have done for you." (John 13: 14-15)
To be a servant was to be a nobody. So when the Son of God took on the "very nature of a servant," he meant to shock the world. In Philippians 2: 7 we know that Jesus set aside the privilege of deity and took on the status of a slave.
1. How does Jesus' example of service inspire you to serve other people?
2. List three practical ways in which you can be a servant to another person in the next week.
3. List some areas of service in which you are currently involved.
4. What are some areas of service in which you would like to become more active?
5. What will you do to become more involved in these areas?
6. In what ways would having the attitude of a servant begin to transform your life?
The world said that if I want to be great, people must serve me. But Jesus said that if I want to be great, I must first learn to be a servant - to learn to serve.
Jesus was so secure in his position, for He knows He is the Son of God. And nothing will take away that position from Him. Likewise, if we know who we are in Christ, we are secure in our identity, we can take on the attitude of a servant. We will not feel that we are being treated as door mats by others. We serve because our Master has set us the perfect example.