“But not so among you: on the contrary, he who is greatest among you let him be as the younger …? (V 26)         

Just like men of the world the disciples of Jesus started to dispute amongst themselves about who was the greatest  at a time their master was facing His greatest trial of his ministry, at the Last Supper. Jesus showed them by example the spiritual principle of greatness. He washed the feet of His disciples. He also told them not to lord it over one another, as did the kings of the Gentiles. They should not be interested in status or fame. Many political leaders need to learn this servant attitude which helps to rid them of pride, arrogance, covetousness which the devil brings (Lk 22:24-30) James taught on this:

“Who is a wise man and with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.” But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly sensual, and devilish. For where envying and strive is there confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace” (Jas 3:13-18) (Tunde ColeOnitiri)

PRAYER LINE: Faith is the power that prompts us to go, And give the hungering bread – But faith means more than a doctrine or two – for faith without works is dead! – Anon.


Faith without works is presumptuous; faith with works is precious.



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