(KJV.) ST. LUKE 22:24-26
(24) And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
(25) And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
(26) But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
HEAR YE SERVANTS!
From generation through generations; there has not been peace on earth, because humanity, strove against one another due to enviousness; in the garden of Eden, Cain killed Abel, because our Father accepted Abel's offering, but rejected his offering, refer to Genesis chapter 4; it was striving spirits, which possessed Jacob engineered his heart, schemed against Esau his elder brother, possessed his birthrights, blessings, refer to Genesis chapter 25: Absalom strove with David his own father, sweet talked people of his father's kingdom, rebelled against the throne of David, eventually, killed at the battlefield, refer to 2 Samuel 15: during the ministry of Jesus Christ, there were also strives among his disciples, which of them should be accounted as the greatest, important, worthy, then the other; while Jesus's predetermined trials approached him, prepared his disciples for worsening scenarios yet to manifest in his life; unfortunately, none of his disciples understood what he spoke about or took him seriously, but rather argued among themselves, who should be worthy in eternal kingdom; Jesus said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, in other words, if they are of this world, then, they ought to behave like people of this world, be submissive to authorities, obey rules and regulations, receive earthly reward for good deeds; however, they are in this world, yet not of this world, but belong to the kingdom of heaven; therefore, to be greatest in the kingdom of heaven, they must be humble as little children, serve one another without applauses of humanity or earthly rewards; but with anticipations, be full of hope, that someday, they will receive blessings forevermore.
Case in point, when Jesus came to earth, he came as a heavenly monarchy; what did he do while on earth? he was a servant, ministered kingdom words to humanity, healed the sick, the blind saw, the lame walked, raised dead bodies back to life, and wash the feet of his disciples; subsequently, when his mission was accomplished on earth, he received eternal rewards, he was given the name above all names, honor, and glory forevermore; therefore, let us not get weary in well-doings, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. refer to Galatians 6:9: persevere, forbear all things, finish the course, receive the crown of glories, be joint-heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, spirit of enviousness, engineers attributes of deception and murder; therefore, let us guard our minds, hearts from infiltration spirits, sources of evil manipulative works; strive not against one another, but trust and believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior as the true source of our blessings, serve him diligently, have eternal blessings, life forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Luke 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.