Serve others

A disciple

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.

To serve, or to be served?  It’s a choice we all have to make at some point.  Naturally, we’re inclined to lean toward being served.  Look all around at the culture of this era.  Everything is about how much we deserve and how we should get it now.  We don’t have to wait for anything and we can be served…even through a little window on the side of the restaurant.

But Jesus came to serve others and He calls us to do the same.  Does this sound familiar?  You’ve heard it before, but does it resonate?  How can you serve someone today?  Can you put aside something you want in order to make someone else’s day just a little bit better for the glory of God? When should we serve?  How much is enough?

Paul’s letter to the Galatians instructs them never to grow weary in doing good and suggests that at every opportunity to serve one should do so.  At every opportunity?  This can only be done by someone who isn’t thinking of themselves.  This can only be accomplished by someone who puts the needs of others first.  By someone who truly loves God and serves Him by serving His people.  By a disciple.