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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?

4 responses to “Servant of All”

  1. Angie Battle says:

    Good golly, Steve. I believe quite strongly that ministry would be enormously more effective (as our Father intends it to be) when we minister with humility.

    Thank you for yielding to the servant heart God’s placed in you. I pray the ministry He has given you would flourish for His glory.

    Blessings to you and your family!

    • Steve Berger says:

      Thanks, Angie. I appreciate your encouragement and your prayers for humility and always seeking God’s heart. Bless you!

  2. Brooke says:

    I needed this at just this time! For so long I have desired to become a doctor and serve as a medical missionary. After years and years of pursuing that, I was supposed to start medical school yesterday. However, God had clearly spoken to me just weeks before and told me I needed to focus on my daughters and my husband and not go to medical school. I have been trying to piece together why God would give me the ability and the desire for medical missions and then not bring it to fruition. To me, medical missions is the ultimate way to serve others! I get it now. This is a huge lesson in humility for me as I sit here trying to figure my place in this world without medical missions. Thank you!