Called to Serve
As believers, we seldom call ourselves “servants of Christ,” but that is exactly what the Lord tells us to be. After His disciples wrangled about who was the greatest, Jesus surprised them with a call to become a servant of all.
Christ is not just our Savior but also our Lord and Master. Just as He served His Father by caring for people, so we serve God by meeting the temporal and spiritual needs of those around us.
- Service produces spiritual growth. God is continually transforming believers into the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29), but our self-centeredness often gets in the way. Serving others is one tool the Lord uses to free us of selfishness.
- Service achieves God’s purpose for our life. The Lord has work for each of us to accomplish in our lifetime (Eph. 2:10). If we only take in and never give out, we will miss much of what He has planned for us.
As a child of God, you have a high calling that can be realized only by lowering yourself to the level of a servant. Look for opportunities today to serve someone, and take your place alongside Christ, who was the ultimate servant of all.
Bible in One Year: Romans 7-9
From In Touch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley