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Who is the servant
A colourful promise
Is it He or is it thee?
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
Isn’t that a great thought? Imagine having Jesus as your personal servant? Like a genie in a bottle you just snap your fingers and say “Hey Jesus, I want ______ (fill in the blank) and, because He is your servant he must submit to your every whim. Sadly, that is exactly the way many people view Jesus. When He doesn’t submit, they turn away bitter. Isn’t Jesus supposed to be our servant?
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses. 2 Corinthians 6:4
Does this mean we are to be Christ’s slaves with no concern for ourselves? But, doesn’t God want us to be happy?
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready. Revelation 19:7
Doesn’t this refer to Christ as the groom and us as the bride?
In a loving marriage don’t the husband and wife serve each other because of love, not duty? Think of the wife making her husbands favourite breakfast on his day off as a special treat. Think of a husband bringing flowers to his love. They serve each other because of love.
Jesus will serve us ONLY when it is a mutual love relationship, NOT, when someone behaves like a spoiled domineering brat. We, in turn, serve Jesus because we love Him. And oh what a beautiful loving and rewarding relationship it is.
Prayer: Oh my precious Jesus, my king, please open my eyes to every opportunity to joyously serve you in every way in every day. In Your beautiful name I pray. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.