(Service: A Sign Of Humility And Greatness)
TO THE BIBLE: Matthew 20:26-27 KJV
“…Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant“
The opening scripture underscores the responsibility of service—selfless service—as a key to greatness! Today, the Lord is letting us know that whoever must be great should be a servant, a minister. Now, the word “minister” as used above is from the Greek word “diakonos,” which means an attendant, one who serves or runs errands for others; one who renders selfless service.
You’ve been called to service, both of God and of mankind. God is more mindful and concerned about people than anything else. Thus, when you serve people by the things you do daily, the Lord will be mindful of you and bless you as well. He’ll cause everything you do to prosper.
The Bible says there’s profit in all work (Proverbs 14:23). In other words, when you faithfully render service, you’ll surely prosper. Greed has stopped many from serving their nation and people as they should. Don’t let that be your story. Refuse to yield yourself to such.
Become motivated by the joy of service. Be inspired by the importance and relevance of what you do towards the betterment of your society. It may seem as insignificant as a drop in a bucket, but don’t stop; keep at it! Keep yourself relevant and indispensable to your generation by choosing to serve, for that is the pathway to greatness. Be inspired to serve!
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for inspiring me today to be service conscious, and to be motivated by the dream of impacting others with the investment of my personality. I receive increased grace and wisdom to serve you and those for whom Christ died, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Philippians 3:12-4:1-3, Isaiah 40-41
Philemon 1:10-25, Lamentation 1
Today, look out for someone to help and give your best to be of service to that person. You could offer to help mow someone’s lawn, babysit a neighbour’s child or clean the dirt and clutter in someone’s house, all for free!
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