Daily Devotional
Are You Leading by Serving?

“For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.”

Ephesians 5:23

Ponder This

Philippians chapter 2 tells us that the Lord did not consider it a thing to be grasped to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation and took on the form of a servant in obedience (Philippians 2:5-8). And the Bible says, “therefore God has highly exalted him” (Philippians 2:9). Jesus took the low way and God exalted Him. The devil took the high way and God brought him down and will bring him down to the very pit. We are never more like Jesus than when we have submissive spirits. We are never more like the devil than when we have rebellious spirits. Submission is not inferiority. The Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians 11:3, “But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” Husbands are called to be the heads of their wives and their families in the same manner that Jesus led through servanthood.

  • How does this idea of submission contrast with the way of the world?
  • What would change in your life if you sought to lead others through servanthood?

Practice This

Take an opportunity this week to serve someone else in a specific way as a means of following Jesus.