Serve God

A disciple

Mark 25:44-45 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’  Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

It sounds like it should go without saying, but a disciple serves God.  Why does this even need to be mentioned?  Shouldn’t all Christians by default be servants of God?  Well, yes, but the reality is that many who are saved are not servants.  Many are more interested in being served than in serving.  But that’s not the example Jesus gave us.

Jesus came to serve, not to be served (Mark 10:45).  If anyone ever deserved to be treated like royalty, never having to lift a finger, it was Jesus.  The God Man could have had a throne and a kingdom right here on earth.  But instead He spent His time here serving others, even to the point of giving His own life.  This is our example, not one of entitlement and expectation, but of humility and hard work.

We may get so caught up in living life that we think we have no time to serve God, but the truth is we can be honoring Him in all that we do, even at work or at school.  We can serve any and all people around us, even in simple ways, and this is indirectly serving our Lord.  But loving others, we show love to the One who made them.  And we point them to Him in the process.