Posts Tagged ‘Lead by serving’

Luke 22:24-30 In The Trenches

The greatest is the one who serves out of love

We are still in the upper room with Jesus and His disciples eating the Passover supper. When I looked at the topic I wanted to shake those boys! Today! Of ALL the days they had with Jesus, they picked THIS day to argue over who was the greatest! They didn’t have our perspective on this day, but of all the days to have this argument.

Luke is not the greatest at giving us a linear timeline in his account of Jesus’ life. We jump around timewise but follow topically instead. I’m wondering when this conversation took place in the dinner. Did it happen before Jesus broke the bread and passed the cup? Did it happen before He washed their feet? What was going on when this “dispute” broke out? Or could Luke actually be referencing another time when this discussion arose? Read more »