Today’s Scripture: If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. John 12:26

Jenny nervously filled out the Christian college’s application form until she reached the very last question on the form: ‘Do you consider yourself to be a leader?’ Jenny studied the question and reluctantly wrote down her honest answer.

After waiting for weeks for a reply, she had lost hope of acceptance. Finally, she received a reply. After opening it, she was shocked to see the words: ‘Congratulations, You have been accepted. Out of 400 applicants, you were the only one who did not dub themselves a leader. We believe we need a few humble followers in this world too.’

Unlike Jenny, many people in the world today think that they should be considered a leader. However, in our text verse, the Lord commanded each of His disciples to follow Him. That same command applies to each of us as Christians today. In our sinful nature, we do not want to simply follow. We want to be great and come up with our own glorious way to serve Christ instead of humbly following.

Remember, we are the most important to God when we are a following Him, not when we are trying to lead. While the rest of the world may seek to be their own leader, we have a greater calling. We are to follow the greatest leader of all.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder