In our culture, being first is what's most important.
Listen to the world and you will hear the message: "Greatness consists of how many you lead." Listen to God's voice and you will hear just the opposite: "Greatness consists of how many you serve." They can't both be right.
You can push to the head of the line and receive the world's applause. Or you can give up your place in line and hear God's "well done." (NIV Once-A-Day Walk With Jesus Devotional)
But many who are the greatest now will be least important then,
and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.
Matthew 19:30 NLT