Mark 9: 35 – ‘Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”’
Jesus sets an incredible example for us. He was the one man on earth who was sinless, blameless and yet he humbled himself before all mankind and died on the cross for our sins. He calls us to humble ourselves before others to imitate God’s incredible love for all of mankind.
Why do you desire to be a wealthy Christian? Consider your motives. It is important to remember Christ’s example as we strive toward financial success.
Having wealth is not about being first in this world. As a wealthy Christian, we should strive to be last. That is, to put others’ needs before our own. How wonderful to be able to bless others with the abundance that God has provided!
Look for avenues in your everyday life where you can humble yourself and give to others. Once you start looking, you will find many, many opportunities to give to those in need. You may also find that you can do this without having an abundance of funds! Kind words, a smile, no longer used clothes and blankets, extra food – many, many resources that we possess but don’t use, could benefit others.
Starting today, make it a habit to be the very last. It was an example Christ chose to set for us, and indicated that we should aim for.
Wealth tip – setting up an offset account for your mortgage means that any money you have left over for the week or that is put aside to pay upcoming bills can be sitting against your mortgage debt and keeping your interest down. It’ll save you thousands in the long run.