1 Corinthians 4:1-2 “This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”
Did you know that one of the primary words used to describe Christ-followers in the New Testament is servant or bondservant? This may not seem like a great title, but our God given job description is a high calling! Are you ready servants of Christ?
Christian servanthood can be defined as, “Loving acts performed in the power of the Holy Spirit to meet the temporal and spiritual needs of those around us, while leaving the results to God.” There are often more needs around us than we can meet, so it is important to ask our Lord how He would like us to serve. As His servants, we are responsible to do what Christ asks us to do and then do it faithfully for His glory!
Remember our chief task is to be a steward of the mysteries of God – the Good News. We have been charged to make known the Good News of salvation that comes through Jesus Christ. Just like any good servant, we don’t take this lightly. Jesus warns us in the Gospels about unworthy or unjust stewards (e.g., Luke 16:1-13). As stewards of the Good News, how can you be lovingly faithful with what you have been entrusted today?
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Ask the Lord to give you a heart of a servant and how you can serve someone today.
Meet a practical need of someone who does not know Jesus.