Jesus came to serve. “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant” (Matthew 20:26). Jesus shows us what the Father is like (John 14:9) — not just what He was like 2,000 years ago, but what He is like all the time.
True greatness is not found in power, but in service to others. Jesus set the standard. The meaning of life is not in simply having authority over others, but in helping and giving your life away to His greatest love … His people. Paul said that we should “serve one another in love” (Galatians 5:13). “Carry each other’s burdens,” he wrote, “and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).