“Keep the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in Love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generousity.”MLK Jr.

Matthew 23:11

The greatest among you will be your servant.

I know when you look at the Title of this blog and then at the verse…you may say…O.K, you want me to be first, but the verse seems to be asking me to be last. I want to share my thoughts about What God was asking of us when He taught that the greatest among us would be our servant. God wants us to always “act humbly”. This is the third action verb in the Micah 6:8 verse that we have been talking about.

Humility doesn’t mean necessarily that we need to go the the end of the line or that we get the leftovers….NO. I believe that when we carry out the words of MLK Jr. we will be so blessed by God that we will be showered with abundant blessings.

So As Martin Luther King Jr. tells us to be the first in Love, moral excellence and generosity….we will become a servent to others. What does this look like? I believe it is when we see someone in need and we stop to help without expecting anything in return. When we know someone is going through a rough patch…and we drop off a bag of grocceries. When there is a tired mom behind us in the check-out line and we tell the cashier to put her items on your tab. There are many ways to reach out to others and still show humility. I often do a self check to make sure that I am not doing something to puff myself up, but instead showing the love of Jesus.

It is my prayer that through acting justly, loving mercy, and acting humbly…we will experience the incredible love and power of Jesus. Take some time and discover how you can further cultivate a heart of mercy in 2019. 

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