The Best Title to Have - by Pastor Ray Bentley
Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, and I am pleased with Him. I have put my Spirit upon Him. He will reveal justice to the nations. He will be gentle—He will not shout or raise his voice in public. He will not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope. He will bring full justice to all who have been wronged. He will not stop until truth and righteousness prevail throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for His instruction. Isaiah 42:1
Jesus was given many titles. Savior, King, Prince of Peace, Christ the Lord, Son of God. But perhaps the title He bore most graciously is “servant.” Jesus came to save humanity by becoming a servant. He teaches us that to serve another is to truly see that person as someone made in the image of God, someone precious to God.
To serve other people is to honor them, respect them, and love them.
Isaiah prophesied that God’s greatest servant, His own Son, would “not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope.” He would care about those who have been wronged, and He would come as servant, strengthened by His Father.
There are many ways to impart truth. From a position of ego, and pride which trumpets our knowledge and crushes the less knowledgeable. Or we can speak “the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15), and give our time with the heart of a servant.