attain it, however, they seek after more still. There is truth in the saying that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This has become evident over and over again in the lives of despots.
The terribly sad part is that, although the lust for power seems to be insatiable, it is all too often equaled by the inability of those wielding it to use it wisely and for the benefit of all.
The world teaches that the more one exerts control and influence, the better he rules. God’s way teaches just the opposite—that our greatness is proportional to our service to others (Matthew 23:11 Matthew 23:11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
American King James Version×), not the service of others to us.
It is not man’s inclination to do things God’s way, but His is the only one that works. Love and service are qualities far more essential to our lives than the world’s version of power—qualities we need to start practicing.