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
Recommended Reading: Philippians 2:5-9
Robert K. Greenleaf, born in 1904, spent four decades working in corporate management for one of America’s largest telecommunications companies. Toward the end of his tenure there, he became disenfranchised with corporate management philosophy. He saw it as a top-down, authoritarian, and power-based approach. So he resigned and founded a non-profit to research the idea of servant leadership. His work planted seeds of change that continue bearing fruit to this day.
The style of leadership Greenleaf reacted to—authoritarian, top-down—was the style Jesus identified in His day among Gentile rulers: They “lord it over” and “exercise authority over” their subjects (Mark 10:42). But Jesus demonstrated a different style: He came not to be served by others but to serve those He came to save. And His style was evident throughout His life and ministry. His service was sacrificial, costly, and humble—but it changed the world. And God “highly exalted Him” and lifted up His Name (Philippians 2:9).
Look for ways today to lead by serving. It’s a simple but powerful way to show Jesus to the world.
Our humility serves us falsely, when it leads us to shrink from any duty. J. R. Miller
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Psalms 9 – 17
Thank you for reading David Jeremiah 7th June 2023 Turning Point Devotional, Wednesday Message. Encourage someone today by sharing this Gospel.