Greetings brethren and Happy Sabbath! Last week's memory verse was Revelation 21:7 (NKJV), "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son." If anyone desires, the first clue below should be easy to spot!
Servant of all
With the elections fast approaching, it's amazing how many politicians make this claim - servant of all. To the little man, to the rich man, to big business, etc. Somehow, they all seem to think they are the greatest!
A stark contrast
I find it particularly interesting to compare the claims those running for office make against the picture of the Kingdom that the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles represents. Some envision "Utopia" as free healthcare for all, while God's kingdom will bring about better health for all, virtually eliminating the need for healthcare.
Perhaps the most stark contrast is that most politicians envision themselves as heroic leaders, desiring to be first, ahead of all others. God's Kingdom will bring about true servititude, with leaders putting themselves last, and serving others before themselves.
True servant leadership
Of course, we will see true servant leadership modeled, live and in-person, by Jesus Christ when He returns to establish the Kingdom on Earth. Not only will the policies and practices of government be perfect, the hearts and minds of those serving in it will be as well.
Until that day arrives, you and I can be honing our skills as humble leaders today. If we desire to be that sort of good leader God is looking for, we must follow the example of Jesus Christ, put ourselves last, and become a true servant of all!