The Bible passage for prayer, mediation, and reflection for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2015, is Luke 9:46-48. This short passage is shows how Jesus lived His life, and how we are to live ours.
But a controversy arose among them as to which of them might be the greatest [surpassing the others in excellence, worth, and authority]. But Jesus, as He perceived the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and put him at His side and told them, Whoever receives and accepts and welcomes this child in My name and for My sake receives and accepts and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me so also receives Him Who sent Me. For he who is least and lowliest among you all—he is [the one who is truly] great. (Luke 9:46-48, AMP)
Being first, being the best, is something that we are taught from a young age. We are taught to be proud of our accomplishments, whether it’s being the smartest kid in school, the best in their chosen sport, or even simply being the first kid out on the playground. Each disciple wanted to the best, they wanted to be acknowledged as being better than the others. They were focused on the wrong objective! They were focused on themselves! When they should have been focused on serving others. Being a Christian is not about having all the answers or being the smartest, it is about serving others. Jesus Christ ultimately came to this earth to serve us, by dying on the cross so that we could have eternal life with Him. As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week’s verse, consider how you can better serve others. What you can you do today to serve?