Christ says the following about the world’s view of leadership in verse 25 “…the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men hold them in subjection [tyrannizing over them]”. In verse 26 he says: “Not so shall it be among you…”. In verse 28 Christ states the following: “Just as the Son of Man came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many”.
Christ’s view of leadership is contrary or opposite to the world’s understanding of leadership. The world’s view of being a leader is characterized by being bossy and domineering, while Christ’s view of leadership is characterised by servanthood.
Here are key elements of this responsibility that we should always bear in mind:
- This responsibility is not performance based, but it is a divine placement
- Leadership in marriage is based on Christ’s example. It is not aligned to the world’s view of leadership. It should therefore be practiced in line with the Scriptures and in obedience to God.