April 4 – Walking through the Dust

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Walking through the Dust

“The most wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction but self-forgetfulness.” –John Piper

One of the most amazing statements ever made by Jesus Christ is found in Luke 22:27 where the Lord said, “I am among you as he that serveth.”  Consider the depth of such a statement!

The word “serveth” derives from the Greek word diakanos, which means to serve, to minister, to assist.  It is the same word that coincides with the office of a deacon.  It is comprised of two parts: dia which means “through,” and kanos which means “the dust.”  The idea came from the camel-trading days when a servant would put his master on the animal and literally walk through the dust.  The master was placed in a position of priority while the servant did the dirty work of leading the animal through the desert.

Christ literally came to this earth and walked through the dust.  He came and dwelled among us as a servant.  In doing so, He gave you and I an example of true greatness kingdom greatness.  He sits upon a throne of glory because He knew what it was like to bow a knee in humility.

How radically different our lives would be if we were to say the same thing as Christ said and do the same thing that Christ did.  Try it today.  Say to those in your home, at your church, and in your business, “I am among you as he that serveth.”  Start walking.

Daily Reading: I Samuel 28-31

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