sitteth at meat, or he that serveth?
not he that sitteth at meat?
but I am
among you as he that serveth."
Accept God's Assignment
Throughout the ages, God has referred to His
faithful people as His servants.
The Bible even calls Jesus His holy servant.
Christ ransomed us that we, too, might serve
God and man.
In our zeal to serve, we often overlook a critical
The servant does not choose his tasks!
Our concept of serving God may be doing what we
would like to do ~ for God.
We tell God what we will do for Him,
and what we will not do.
We tell Him where we will go for Him,
and where we will not go.
We even tell Him what must not interfere
with our plans!
In doing this, we are forgetting
He is the Master, and that the Master assigns
the task set before us.
Our part is to give ourselves to Him,
accepting the assignment He bestows.
A servant is not free to serve on their own terms.
Jesus said, "You
have not chosen Me, but I have
chosen you to go and bring forth fruit."
So, we have been chosen to "run with patience
the race that is set before us."
Although the race set before us may not be
on the track we would choose.
Perhaps we would not choose the people that God
has placed around us,
or the location or circumstances we find ourselves in,
but a servant is not above their Master.
disciple is not above his master,
servant above his lord.
It is enough
for the disciple that he be as his
the servant as his lord."
Christ's life was one of sacrifice and doing
the Father's will.
Though He was rich, for our sakes He became poor.
He counted equality with God a thing not to be
grasped, but emptied Himself and became a servant.
He came to do God's will.
As servants following in the footsteps of Christ,
we must present our bodies as
"living sacrifices" and say,
"Here I am! I have come to do Your will,"
regardless of what the task may be.
Christ came to serve and to give,
and God desires the same for us.
So when we think of our relationship to Christ,
can it be said of us that
we want only to serve Him?
May the good Lord help us become better servants.
"Lord Dictated Them"