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Jesus did not think of Himself; He thought of others. His attitude was that of unselfish
concern for others. This is “the mind of Christ,” an attitude that says, “I cannot keep my
privileges for myself, I must use them for others; and to do this, I will gladly lay them aside
and pay whatever price is necessary.”
A reporter was interviewing a successful job counselor who had placed hundreds of workers
in their vocations quite happily. When asked the secret of his success, the man replied: “If
you want to find out what a worker is really like, don’t give him responsibilities—give him
Most people can handle responsibilities if you pay them enough, but it takes a real leader to
handle privileges. A leader will use his privileges to help others and build the organization; a
lesser man will use privileges to promote himself.” Jesus used His heavenly privileges for the
sake of others—for our sake.
Jesus said: “Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever
wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of man did not come to be
served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:26-28, NASB).
Also read: Mark 9:35; John 13:4-17; Romans 15:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:3, 5-8.
Action assignment: List traits that you know or believe Jesus had, traits that you wish to
develop more in your life. Ask God to help you be more Christlike.

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