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Servant To All




Focus: 1 Corinthians 9:19 - KJV

19. For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

 

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

 

Our example, the Lord Jesus Christ was said to be a high priest that can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. In other words, as a leader, He had feelings of the issues the followers encounter and can duly empathize with the followers to properly succor them. Paul, a subsequent apostle of His, also confirms how, in order to gain all to Christ, he became all things to all people in their own state, thereby showing that there was nothing they were that he was not. In essence, there was no basis for a recipient of the teachings of Paul to decline to be a part of the movement when whatever he thought he would use as excuse, was not alien to Paul. Christ was criticized for being with sinners and relating with non-Jewish people even though He was meant to be seen as the “Hebrew” Messiah. But He did not come for only the Jewish nation, hence, He found nothing wrong in healing and relating with Samaritans and being of service to them also. Interestingly, His death is for all of mankind and not any race; He died as service to all men. This, Paul emulated, serving the gentile nations as well as the Jews in all ways he could.

 

Like Christ and later Paul, we are called to serve all and sundry. A time was when we were also outside of the fold. If no one had volunteered to be of service to us, who were already in the body of Christ, we may have remained in darkness till now. It is important we take this to heart whenever the need arises that we make ourselves available to serve others for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Serving is what the Lord has called us to, not condemnation. We are to lovingly attract those in darkness into light not by making them feel vile but by introducing to them a better thing than what they are used to. There is no gaining a person when we boss it over him; but there will be great gain when we stoop to win them over. It is therefore, important to come down from our high horses, if we must be of impact in the body of Christ. He was Lord but humbled Himself even unto death. Paul was an apostle, known originally for his position in the knowledge of the law but could not care about titles and high-sounding position. He became a friend of the downtrodden to win them. This we ought also to do to please God.

 

The Lord will give us the humble heart needed to be of true service in the body of Christ in Jesus’ name. He will not cause us to be forcefully humbled before doing the bidding of the Master, in Jesus’ name. Whatever is standing between us and the performance of the will of God, the Lord will take away today in Jesus’ name. Every heart of stone that have refused to yield to the truth of the Gospel as we preach, the Lord will melt such hearts from now on, in Jesus’ name.

 

SOLUTION: The work of the father requires humble people: servants and not super lords who are only keen on living as emperors over the flock of God and by their attitude retarding more entrants from coming in. Let us work with humility like Christ to gain more souls from the grasp of the wicked one.

 

 

If you are blessed by this post, kindly share with your contacts, as well as others, that they may be blessed also. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly as you do so, in Jesus’ name.

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