To be a good leader, we must serve those we lead.
But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant.
It was really interesting reading these verses where Jesus is talking about how the scribes and Pharisees are so outward in their religious practices. They do things “to be seen of men” (vs. 5).
In studying for my Business Management degree, and learning how business is changing, the huge leadership buzzword is “servant leadership.” Gone are the days of the iron-fisted leader who strikes fear in the hearts of all employees; who is more concerned about their reputation and financial gain than the good of the company or the employees.
Today, think about companies like Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, etc. Outwardly Christian companies who value their employees and the communities they serve.
Something else this made me think about is how messed up politics is right now.
Can you imagine what the world would be like if our government officials behaved as servants to the people –in the way they are actually supposed to be?
Christ warns us that we need to be more worried about what is in our heart when we do things and to serve and bless our fellow man. We will gain rewards in heaven. Whereas, if we seek the approval and accolades of man, that will be our reward.