Thursday, August 28, 2008

Serving

Jesus came to serve us, and we must follow his example

Matthew 20:28- "Even as the son of man came not to be served but to serve, and give his life as a ransom to many."What an amazing example he set, that even "The King of Kings" would serve sinners. We must follow his example and serve others, by serving others we are serving God,

Matthew 25:40- "And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." (Galations 5:13, Chronicles 28:9, John 12:26, Deuteronomy 10:12, Romans 12:11).

We should be excited to serve

Romans 12:11- "Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord."

~"There must be no hesitation or sloth in Christian living. The Christian should be "fervent," living for Christ with enthusiasm and energy." -Note from the "Reformation Study Bible"



I know that I have a hard time getting excited to serve, I pray that God will make me strong in this area.



Serving in the small areas of life is just as important as serving in the large areas.



Serving is a way of humbling oneself, which God has commanded us to do, James 4:10- "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you." If we humble ourselves and serve God, he will exalt us. Serving in the small areas where our work will probably not be noticed is a very important form of service. When God sees our devotion in the those areas he will exalt us to a higher form of service(Small areas being, daily chores, serving our siblings ect. Large areas being, missionary work, a ministry ect.).

2 comments:

Erik B. said...

Your posts are so encouraging.

Humility and a servant spirit are such hard things to grasp because they are the antonyms of our sinful nature. In fact, these virtues are totally beyond our grasp, and it is only by the grace of God that any portion of these virtues is found in our lives. However, we have the promise that "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion." Amen!

Blessings and thank you for adding me to your blogroll.

Erik B.

Life Savior said...

One of our friends always says, "Saved to Serve."
~Kade