BE A SERVANT!
It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. —Matthew 24:46
We know that works or deeds do not save anyone. There is absolutely nothing that a dead man can do to give himself life. It is God that makes a person alive in Christ Jesus. But, we “are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:1-10). We are to be “a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good” (Titus 2:14).
Fellow follower of Jesus, we are called to be servants. Jesus said, “whoever wants to be first must be slave of all” (Mark 10:44). Who are the greats among us? Whoever they are they will be great servants to any person regardless of their position in life. May you and I be willing to serve anyone the Lord sends our way.
What we do gives evidence to what we are— doctor, lawyer, carpenter, inventor, athlete, construction worker, husband, wife… follower of Jesus. So it is in the context of the verse above. Servants in the passage are seen as faithful— doing His will or wicked— not doing His will. Relationship with Jesus is understood by the actions and deeds of a follower of Jesus. Is there enough evidence to convict you in a court of law that you are a follower of Jesus? A strong, healthy relationship with Jesus will give passion to “keep his commands and do what pleases him” (I John 3:22).
In the parable of servants given wealth of the master to invest, those given 5 bags of gold and 3 bags of gold were faithful stewards. They heard “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ (Matthew 23:21, 23). We too have been entrusted with God’s resources. May we hear those words— “Well done, good and faithful servant!” May it be so! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnf1xczuOrA
Dear Father, oh that I would be a willing servant to whoever You desire me to serve. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it!