But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;…
I. Greatness is to be measured by service. No man lives or dies to himself. Florence .Nightingale moved other women most when she herself went to minister on battle fields.
II. The greater men are in intellect and culture, the more imperative it is that they become leaders and helpers. If a man has power to do good and refuses, he is not guiltless.
III. Those who thus labour for the good of their fellow-men are the greatest. Love is the greatest power on the earth.
(G. Anderson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;