Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Verses for today

A couple of days  ago I was watching the Cosby Show on Nick at Nite; It was the episode where Venessa got teased at school, and was called "rich girl". After hearing this, Phylicia Rashad (Clair) said, "We are not rich. Being rich is when your money is working for you, and your money is making money...and we work real hard for the money that we have. You're rich not because of money, but because of the family you have that loves you."

Yesterday I was re-reading some of the verses that were read in the Good Friday service, and Matthew 20:26-28 stuck out to me:

26    ...but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister (servant);

27    And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

28   Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered (served) unto, but to minister (serve), and to give his life a ransom for many.

In verse 28 "...and to give his life a ransom for many" is so key. Jesus gave his life for us. His purpose on earth was to minister to us. And His life was the ultimate sacrifice for us. Which shows His worth.

Our worth doesn't stem from just what we do for ourselves, but what we do for others. People in high positions are (or should be) working for their staff/employees, as much as the staff/employees are working for those in the high positions. This exchange of service builds relationships with trust, exemplifies a sense of love, and establishes how much we're actually worth.

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