shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you let him be as the younger, and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at meat? But I am amongst you as he that serveth'." And in Luke 12:37 Our Lord shows that this situation will be eternal, "Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when He cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you that He shall gird Himself and make them sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them". With such words the Lord painted the picture of a true king as one who puts the happiness of His creatures before His own, like the shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep.
The Almighty does of course guard His own position and glory, but purely for the sake of His subjects. As an officer responsible for the happiness of the world, He insists upon due respect and obedience: for where the Law is despised peace and security take flight. But as an individual He washed men's feet, was born in a stable, had nowhere to lay His head, and will again gird Himself and serve us at His Heavenly Table!