|Mar 9:35||And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."|
The concept of servant hood is often lost among certain politicians these days. Few can be found amongst the chattering elites and clanging gongs that often dominate the airwaves.
The politicians who use the "I" word most often are usually the ones that put you (the taxpaying citizen who trusted them enough to put them in office in the first place) LAST once they gain the office they are seeking.
WE VOTERS HIRED THEM TO DO A CERTAIN JOB FOR US! BUT OFTEN WE ARE DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN THEY BREAK THEIR PROMISES AND IGNORE WHY THEY WERE PLACED IN OFFICE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
I urge you to look closely at each and every candidate that you intend to vote for and see if that person has genuinely led a life in service to others. Has he/she been a servant to God?
This page on Blue Letter Bible describes the fact that many famous biblical persons were (and also considered themselves) servants of God. We would be wise to imitate their examples of servant hood towards God and man.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of our lives for all of eternit,y was the holiest and most righteous servant. All that he did was in servitude to God the Father. Jesus stated, "not my will, but Your will be done" when speaking about God the Father and the mission he was given on this earth.
I love the portion of Scripture in Mark where Jesus speaks of the little children:
Mar 9:36 Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them,
Mar 9:37 "Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me."
Pay special attention to what Jesus said in Mark 9:37:
"Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me."
In other words, ONLY those who receive Jesus Christ will be able to be received by God the Father! That may not be a "politically correct" statement; but it is the truth.
Politicians - no matter who they are - will always disappoint us in some way. They could never be perfect because only Christ led the perfect life. But there are those politicians who would do more harm than others. Sometimes, unfortunately, it turns out to be a choice between "the lesser of two evils."
We are all evil - to a certain extent.
While Jesus talked about those who are evil giving good gifts to their children, he stressed how much more would our holy and righteous Father in heaven give to those who ask Him?
|Mat. 7:11 - "If you then, being evil, know how
to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to
those who ask Him!|
Luke describes the perfect gift from God as being the Holy Spirit:
If you don't know Christ, please see this page: Angels Helper: Becoming a Christian.
Take the "good" test on that page and see how you do.
If you are a Christian and your are reading this page, please consider the servant hood factor of the candidates when getting into the voting booth this November. I think that if we seek to elect those (like Ronald Reagan) who genuinely desire to be a servant of the people (rather than served by others for their own political benefits of power, wealth and prestige); we will be back on the road to the Constitutional Republic that was given to us by our Founding Fathers over 230 years ago.