Daily Post

No So With You

It’s Monday and well.. what else can be said? 🙂

I am thinking about something the Christ said to his close knit group of followers when they ask him about granting them positions of power and authority.

He responded to them this way.

25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:25-28 New International Version (NIV)

hm, that’s seems so wrong to our culture.  So backwards?  Become a servant?  Keep that in mind as you deal with the many people ( or not so many when it comes to me) that you come in contact with today.( and every day!)  May this be said about you: “Not so with you!”




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I wrote this post a few weeks ago, but didn’t post it.  But for various and sundry reasons, I keep coming back to it.  I am sure you can relate.

It’s starting to be one of those days when I can relate to Paul.  I am sure that lots of you feel this way as well

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.

Drives me NUTS.

And it drove Paul nuts

 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am!

I hate feeling like the wretched man.

Luckily, as like Paul, we all have one form of deliverance and hope.

Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7

Stay the course, and keep fighting the battle inside your mind today.  The victory is worth it.