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    1 posts, 1 voices, 561 views, started Dec 18, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 by Denise Richardson


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      Matthew 20:17-28

      GOLDEN TEXT: “The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)

      How hard do we sometimes find it to serve others? Many look at servitude as a bad thing like it’s a form of bondage even though the dictionary defines it as such, but in all honesty it is a humbling experience preparing you for the best that is to come from being a good servant.

      The word of the Lord tells us to obey those who have rule of us, meaning that we have to serve under them faithfully. Service can come in many forms and fashions. There is nothing wrong in serving another.

      Jesus was the greatest server of them all. He served the whole world by giving his life and dying on the cross for our sins. Just like those who are fighting in the war in foreign lands they are doing a service to us as well as the whole world. Service is a good thing and we need to see it as God wants us to see it. Serving will give you a better understanding about what it means to love and respect one another as God does us.

      No one is too high or too low to be a good servant. Its all in the willingness to want to do it and to the best of your ability. We need to broaden our minds and get out of the slave men’s mentality of thinking like we‘re in slavery when we serve. Jesus went through tremendous hell serving the Father by bowing down and be obedient to instruction. Not that he wanted to but he had not a choice.

      Sometimes we may not have a choice in the type of service we have to perform, but most times it brings about a great reward in the end. (Ex:)

      Our employment, it brings a paycheck to help with our lively hood.  

      Other times we may do a service and not receive a financial payment for it automatically such as ministering, but in the end we shall be rewarded for doing God’s business.

      Whether it comes in the form of money, material things, or some type of spiritual gift you are still being rewarded for your good service. But even in all that there may be times where you may not be rewarded but feel a sense of peace for doing it, and that says something too. All God asks of us is to be good servers to one another.

      “I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. (Rev. 2: 19 KJV)


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