Closest related principles - Core Interrelations
So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments [put his outer garment back on], and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to [for WU] you? Ye call me Master [Teacher] and Lord: and ye say well [correctly]; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily [most assuredly], I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither [nor WU] he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy [blessed] are ye if ye do them. Jh 13:1-17 Jesus set an example of serving, even though He is our Lord, when he washed his disciples feet at the last supper.
Verily, verily [most assuredly], I say unto you, Except [unless] a corn [grain] of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth [remains by itself] alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit [grain]. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto [for WU] life eternal. If any man serve me, let him [he must WU] follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. Jh 12:24-26 Following in the ways of Jesus, we serve him.
Closest related principles - Core Interrelations
humility and not lording yourself over others
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying The scribes
[experts in the law WU] and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: ........ But all their works
they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders
[fringes] of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms [places of honor] at feasts, and
the chief [best] seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the market[place]s, and to be
called of [by] men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for [only WU] one is your
Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth:
for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters [teachers WU]:
for [only WU] one is your Master [Teacher WU], even Christ. But he that is greatest among
you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased [humbled];
and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. Mat 23:1-12
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the
Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon
them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will [desires to] be great among
you, let him be [must be WU] your minister [servant]; And whosoever will be chief [first]
among you, let him be your servant [slave WU]: Even as the Son of man came not to be
ministered unto [served], but to minister [serve], and to give his life [as] a ransom for
And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou [do you want] that I should
do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. Mk 10:51 Jesus came to serve us,
even though it is true that he is our Lord and we must obey Him. Jesus does things for us;
He asked the blind man "What do you want me to do for you?" and then he did it.
Take heed that ye despise [disdain WU] not one of these little ones; for I say
unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in
heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. Mat 18:10-11 Do not look down on the young
or young Christ; do what you can to save them or help strengthen them in the Lord.
And there was also a strife [dispute WU] among them, which of them should be accounted [was considered] the greatest. And he [Jesus WU] said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship [lord it] over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as [like WU] the younger; and he that is chief [governing], as he that doth serve. For whether [who] is greater, he that sitteth at meat [the table], or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. Lk 22:24-27
But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat [eat WU]? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup [prepare my supper], and gird [cloth] thyself [properly], and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow [think] not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable [unworthy] servants: we have [only WU] done that which was our duty to do. Lk 17:7-10
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