I Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
Paul could have insisted that they treat him correctly. He had the position. He had the title. He could have demanded their respect. He could have caused them to take care of him and meet his every need.
Instead of that Paul was gentle. He cared for them. He did for them. He met their needs. He was the servant.
Isn’t that a great lesson for me. I need to remember to serve. I need to think of others. I need to be the one washing feet and not the one expecting to get mine washed.
I need to be a giver and a goer. I need to be a server. I shouldn’t be thinking of how people are treating me but rather how am I treating others.