Even though Jesus was God, He didn’t use His position to leverage control or power. Instead, He used the opportunity to serve people and in the ultimate act of service He gave His life on our behalf. Herod killed those who threatened him. But Jesus died for those who rejected him.
As Christians, we exist within the culture that God has placed us, not to rule with power or rise up to prominence and importance, but to serve. Jesus Himself said in Mark 9:35, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”