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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Learning To Serve And Give

In review of Matthew 20:28 it says, “Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give my life as a ransom for many.”

Bottom Line:
The Messiah did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.

What this means to me:
My attitude must be like his, for Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve. He gave his life as a ransom to redeem many people.

I am commanded to serve God. Jesus made it clear in this verse: “Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give my life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28 TLB).

What I’m learning is that service is not just something I tack onto my schedule if time permits. It is to be the heart of my Christian life. Jesus came “to serve” and “to give” and these two action words should define my life as well..

Just being spiritually mature is never just the goal, rather maturity is for my ministry. I am to grow so that I can give. Learning is not the only goal. What’s important is to act on and practice what I know and claim to believe in.

Serving is the opposite of my natural inclination. Most of the time I’m more interested in “serve us” than service. I should be serving and being a blessing to others and not vice versa. I can stop asking who will meet my needs and start asking whose needs can I meet.

In summary, my overall attitude must be like Jesus, for he did not come to be served, but rather to serve. In fact he gave his life as a ransom to redeem many people. Likewise my life should reflect an attitude of service and not being served. I should be looking to be a blessing to those around me. This morning I thank you God for providing your Son as an example and as the ransom for my wrong doing. It’s time for me to put into practice what I already know. I should be on the lookout for ways to serve and be a blessing to others.  I’m off to a good start, but I should rest on just serving occasionally. I should always be looking for ways to serve others.

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