"Antignos of Socho received the tradition from Shimon the Tzaddik.  He said that one should not be as a servant who serves his Master to receive a reward"
The difference between a day laborer and a servant is that when a day laborer is finished with his work he is payed immediately by his boss, and goes right home.  If the payment is lost or stolen from the worker, the boss has no responsiblity to pay back, because the worker has already been payed.  However, a full time servant does not receive his payment immediately after working, because the Master keeps his pay safe with him.  This is particularly so with someone who is worthy to be a King's servant, that all of his pay is kept in the King's treasure house.  Nothing can be stolen or lost from there because the King himself is responsible for everything that the servant needs.  Therefore the servant is always attatched to the King and is never separated from him.  This is what the Mishnah taught that one should not be like a servant who serves his Master to receive a reward, meaning that he should not be like a day laborer who immediately receives his pay every day, but rather like a full time servant whose reward is kept in the King's palace, and is always guarded by G-d's mercy, because G-d Himself keeps in store the reward of such a servant.  This way, we can always be attatched to the Highest King, may He be blessed, and be on the level where G-d Himself is, so to speak, responsible to guard us and fulfill all of our needs.
(Divrei Binah - parshas VaEschanan p 18)
"Rabbi Yehosha ben Perachiah said, make for yourself a Rabbi, and aquire for yourself a friend, and judge every person favorably"  (Avos 1:6)
What do these three things have to do with one another?  Rabbi Nosson Dovid of Shidlovtza taught in a humorous manner, that in the Hassidic world, sometimes it is difficult to accept a new Rebbe when the previous Rebbe passes on to the next world.  This is because the new Rebbe never seems to be as good as the previous Rebbe.  That's why the Mishnah teaches to make for yourself a Rabbi, even if you do not think that he's good enought to be the new Rebbe you should force yourself to accept him. If this is too hard for you, because how can a Rabbi help you if your heart does not accept him, then the Mishnah says to acquire for yourself a friend, that the new Rebbe should at least be welcomed as someone worthy to be your good friend.  However one might not want to accept him as a friend, because the Rebbe considers himself to be your Rabbi, and not merely your friend.  However you know that he's not really good enough to be your Rebbe.  If this is true, that he's not a truthful person, so how can he be a good friend if he's not honest with himself?  That's why the Mishnah teaches to jusge every person favorably, that one should assume that the Rebbe only wants to be your friend and not your Rabbi.  Even if you call him "Rebbe" he does not consider himself to be Rebbe, but rather just to be your friend.
(Tiferes Banim 28)
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