Read Luke 22.
Spotlighted Scripture: Read Luke 22:24.
Jesus had been talking to the disciples about His suffering, His betrayal and His death. The Passover meal had just been concluded and the talk shifted to "which of them was considered the greatest". You would think after all this that their hearts would be in a good place BUT they weren't.
Without God taking out our heart of stone and replacing it with a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26), we can not understand the things God has for us. Remember this the next time you get frustrated with that loved one who just doesn't get "it"- the disciples spent three intimate years with Jesus and weren't able to fully get "it" until after receiving the Holy Spirit (Acts 2).
Sadly even with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we continue to place ourselves on a pedestal, wondering who is the greatest. In God's economy, it is the least of these.
Help me, Lord, to place you first this season. Help me to think of others and their needs as my priority and put self aside to serve them. Amen.