”If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
In the KJV Bible Dictionary the word servant is defined:
”A person, male or female, that attends another for the purpose of performing menial offices for him, or who is employed by another for such offices or for other labor, and is subject to his command.”
”Who are you being a servant to while on this earth?”
Many times we hear the Body of CHRIST say ”I go to church to serve the LORD.” Actually, you don’t. SERVING GOD IS SERVING OTHERS IN SOME TYPE OF HELPFUL AND HUMBLE WAY! Going to the church building is mainly for PRAISE, WORSHIP, and FELLOWSHIP with other believers. The church is your main refueling, teaching, and training station to be sent out to SERVE others. Yes, you can serve inside the church. For example, being an auxiliary leader is serving.
A pastor/minister are servants. Servants are aids who do servanthood work for and with others to please GOD. Servanthood is not easy. It's a daily task. It's hard, it can be dirty, and definitely unappreciated. However, Christ-like servanthood serves without a hand outstretched for pay. JESUS’ servanthood compelled Him to wash His disciple's dusty feet. Why? Because HE knew Feet Washing was a debasing service that only slaves did in that time. JESUS also knew most people don't take care of their feet.
Nevertheless, JESUS went low to make an elevated silent Christ-like statement. HE set an eternal example that servanthood is a disposition of the heart and spirit which models itself in concrete ways. Again, Who are you SERVING for the sake of building kingdom dynamics on this earth?
Remember what JESUS said...
”If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.” John 12:26.
O.M. Daily Nugget:
”WHATEVER YOU DO...IF IT’S WORD OR DEED...
DO IT IN JESUS' NAME, FOR HIS GLORY AND YOUR GOOD.”
Manna For Thought:
”But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.” Luke 22:26