And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.…
1. Beware of a proudly aspiring and envious spirit. Seek not to rise on the ruins of others, or by trampling on others.
2. Remember wherein true greatness consists, and follow after it. It consists in high attainments in piety and usefulness.
3. Whatever your attainments may be, be humble, if you would be great.
4. Let the disciples of Christ continue with Him, notwithstanding every trial.
(James Foote, M. A.)
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