Prayer of the Day

“Lord, May I never fail to see your glory and victory in the cross. Help me to conform my life to your will and to follow in your way of holiness.”

February 25th, 2014
""If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself the last of all."" Mark 9 : 35

Whose glory do you seek? There can be no share in God’s glory without the Cross.  How ashamed the disciples must have been when Jesus overheard them arguing about who among them was the greatest!  But aren’t we like the disciples?  We compare ourselves with others and desire their praise. The appetite for glory and greatness seems to be inbred in us.  Jesus made a dramatic gesture by embracing a child to show his disciples who really is the greatest in the kingdom of God.  What can a little child possibly teach us about greatness? Jesus elevated a little child in the presence of his disciples by placing the child in a privileged position of honour.  Jesus, himself, is our model.  “He came not to be served, but to serve.” (Matthew 20 : 28)  Paul the Apostles states that Jesus emptied himself and took the form of a servant. (Phil. 2 : 7) “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4 : 6)  If we want to be filled with God’s life and power, then we need to empty ourselves of everything which stands in the way — pride, self-seeking glory, vanity, etc

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