Posts Tagged ‘ Servant ’

VerseD: Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10, ESV

Christ died for the sins of the world, but His resurrection is only for those who believe.

Likewise, we spread His love by helping others, especially those who believe.

VerseD: Matthew 23:11

The greatest among you shall be your servant.
Matthew 23:11, ESV

We show the hope we have by copying our Lord – not demanding our own way but serving others, for we know our award awaits eternity.

VerseD: Philippians 2:7-8

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:7‭-‬8, ESV

Jesus is, always has been, and always will be God. Yet, He ignored the honor due Him to die for our forgiveness and redeem us from His wrath.
Likewise, through Christ we are adopted children of God, yet we serve our fellow humans to show them God’s grace.

VerseD: John 13:14

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
John 13:14, ESV

We are not greater than our Savior who came to serve others. Sacrificially.

VerseD: Luke 9:23-24

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Luke 9:23‭-‬24, ESV

If we strive for our best life now, it means it only gets worse after we die (i.e. Hell).
Jesus calls us to be servants, yes, possibly even doormats if that is what it takes to show the love, grace, and mercy of God to this world.

VerseD: Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord  bless you and keep you;  the Lord  make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;  the Lord  lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24‭-‬26, ESV

May we find God’s peace, grace, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ and live in such a way to One Day hear “Well done.”

VerseD: Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 6:35, ESV

Just as Christ gave up His life and served others – we humans who killed Him – we ought to serve others sacrificially,  even those who mistreat us.

VerseD: Micah 6:7

“Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
Micah 6:7, ESV

Old Covenant sacrifices were a shadow of the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. It does not take a slaughter for our forgiveness, but the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus.
Now, our sacrifice is to follow His example of servanthood and love.

VerseD: Galatians 1:10

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Galatians 1:10, ESV

It is not enough to be a people-pleaser or to want to be liked by everyone (both are impossible to achieve with everyone).
We serve and aim to please only One: our Lord Jesus Christ to the glory of the Father with the help of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Romans 13:10

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:10, ESV

“Does no wrong” does not mean “never causes pain in any way.” Doing no wrong means seeking to do the best for others.
Because Christ first loved us.