Am I Willing To Be a Servant?


Philippians 2:14-15 (ESV) “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world”

Be it chores, homework, or other responsibilities, it can be incredibly difficult to do the things we are told to do. Yet here, Paul says to not just do these things, but to also do so without complaining or arguing.

Followers of Christ do so radically in a world where self aggrandization is celebrated instead of service to others. Such acts of self giving love by Christians amidst “a crooked and twisted generation” will shine brightly “like stars in the sky” (NIV). This is done “so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matt 5:16, ESV).

Christ humbled himself to be a servant and accepted his Father’s plan for him to die on the cross. Likewise, we are called to humble ourselves and carry out anything and everything God has entrusted to us to the best of our ability.

Have you been putting off something that needs to be done? Have you told yourself that someone else will handle it? Or that you don’t have enough time? Or that the task is beneath you? God ensured that this responsibility landed on your shoulders for a reason.


Filed under Newsletter · Tagged with , , , ,

Comments are closed.