Servant of All
Jesus became a servant of all people. There was no task that was too low for Him even though He was almighty God. He did what His Father told Him to do. Jesus didn’t just come as a human; He came as a bondservant of humans. He voluntarily came from Heaven to serve us.
Being a bondservant means that no task was unfitting to Jesus. He did what He needed to do to help people. I wonder what tasks are too menial for us? . Are we beyond cleaning toilets? Is it possible that we could change a diaper or two? Are we looking to be served or are we ready to serve? Am I? Friends, God is interested in our hearts and His desire is that we have hearts that are open and willing to His Will and our willingness includes being available to serve others.
When Jesus humbled Himself, He did it willingly. Scripture doesn’t say God put Jesus in the grinder, and Jesus finally gave in and said, “OK, OK! I’ll do it!” As an act of His own will, Jesus said, “I realize what this is all about, and even though I’m God, I’m not here to flex My muscles and greatness. I am here to flex My servanthood and humility.” Jesus consciously chose to humbly serve.
God wants us to have hearts that serve. He’s given us everything we need to live in a godly way (1 Peter 1:3). He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). And, He has gifted us uniquely to serve others (1 Corinthians 12:7). God has given us everything we will ever need in life. And, He expects us to, in turn, reach out and serve others and make better the lives of other people. He gave so we could give.
Will you join me in helping and serving other people?