We are told to imitate Christ in conduct and Christ was a loving servant. The desire to be like God and rule over ourselves and others is a satanic mindset. Our desire needs to be one of a loving servant to God and our fellow man. The following commentary by Dr. Fruchtenbaum demonstrates how the desire to be like God has been a major stumbling block for the whole universe for all time.
It was Satan’s desire to be like God that caused his own fall (Is. 14:14). The desire to be like God was also the sin, which caused the fall of man. According to Genesis 3:5, one of the motivations to disobey God that Satan gave to Eve was the desire to be like God. At that point, she had the desire to be like God and reflected the mind of Satan. But the greatest reflection of the satanic mind and the satanic motive is yet to come. The major sin of the Antichrist will be that same desire to be like God: so that he will sit in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God (2 Thes. 2:4)
 Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (1983). Vol. 77: The Messianic Bible Study Collection (11). Tustin, Calif.: Ariel Ministries.
Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 7:30 AM CDT