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How to Become a Big Shot

Want to be big shot? No, not the kind of big shot that the world commonly recognizes, like a celebrity, millionaire, influential politician, or other VIP. I’m talking about an important person in the biblical sense – one whom God says is the greatest among you. Would you like to be that kind of big shot? Okay, but it’s actually counterintuitive coun·ter·in·tu·i·tive  
Contrary to what intuition or common sense would indicate: "Scientists made clear what may at first seem counterintuitive, that the capacity to be pleasant toward a fellow creature is ...
. Here’s what Jesus had to say about the matter:

“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted ex·alt·ed  
1. Elevated in rank, character, or status.

2. Lofty; sublime; noble: an exalted dedication to liberty.

.”  Matthew 23:11-12 (NKJV NKJV New King James Version )

That’s right – Jesus said one doesn’t become the greatest by stepping on people or trying to be their boss or outmaneuvering them in any way. He said you become the most exalted by making yourself the lowest. By humbly serving others, you become the greatest. The scribes Scribes is a text editor for GNOME that is simple, slim and sleek, and features no tabs, auto-completion and much more.

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 and Pharisees Pharisees (fâr`ĭsēz), one of the two great Jewish religious and political parties of the second commonwealth. Their opponents were the Sadducees, and it appears that the Sadducees gave them their name, perushim, , along with Jesus’ disciples, were making the same mistake that many people make today. They thought greatness could be achieved via impeccable im·pec·ca·ble  
1. Having no flaws; perfect. See Synonyms at perfect.

2. Incapable of sin or wrongdoing.

[Latin impecc
 morals, impressive credentials, political posturing, and worldly riches. Until, of course, Jesus dropped this bombshell bomb·shell  
1. An explosive bomb.

2. One that is sensationally shocking, surprising, or amazing.


a shocking or unwelcome surprise

Noun 1.
 on them. No doubt it came as a great shock to them.

But it really makes sense when you think about it. What kind of person would you rather be around, one who is always willing to be of service to you or one who is more interested in looking out for his or her own selfish interests? I don’t think there would be any question. And what kind of person is the most indispensable, one who looks for opportunities to serve or one who seeks to be served? What kind of person do you generally hold in greater esteem, one who makes you feel important or one who comes off as having an exaggerated sense of self-importance?

It’s too bad that people don’t take Jesus’ simple words more seriously. The world would obviously be a much better place if they did.
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Date:Jan 6, 2009
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