The Cost

” For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Jesus is our supreme example of servant leadership. The King of Kings, and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16) relinquished His priviledges (Philippians 2:5-8) and came to earth to give His life a selfless sacrifice in serving others. When His disciples came to Him, asking if they could sit on His right hand and left in His Father’s Kingdom, in places of highest honor beside the throne, He informed them of their request as not to be sought for, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” (v.38) Even though the disciples James and John were willing to suffer for Christ, even unto death. But that in itself would not earn them the place of honors they were seeking. Honors and rewards in God’s kingdom is not on the basis of selfish ambition, but of the divine sovereign will of God. The Lord Jesus never would let a teaching moment go unnoticed, to offset the rest of His disciples who showed resentment at what was asked, showed what is really of importance and that of which is how we serve; Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever of you desires to become great among you shall be your servant (v.43). Ransom for many- The ransom price was paid to God to satisfy His justice and holy wrath against sin. In paying it, Christ “bore our sins in His own body on the cross” Christ’s substitutionary death on behalf of those who would put their faith in Him is the most glorious act of Servanthood that could be demonstrated, and now, for us today, we have a template to model our lives after. As husbands and fathers, and wive’s and mothers, we have a example from which we can have opportunities to show the next generation of the selfless love that honors and glorifies God the Father, through the life and example of His Son, Christ the Lord. This through the power of of the Holy Spirit who dwells in every believer.

Dear Friend, Steady on in your walk with the Lord, don’t be discouraged by what you’ve failed to do in the past in serving the Lord, or others. God knows right where you are, and He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).

May the Lord bless your walk.


Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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