Posted by: Larry Hoekman | August 9, 2016

One Another — Advantage Server!

Day 2238:  Make a difference today!

Scripture:  For I have been called to live in freedom – not freedom to indulge my sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love!  Galatians 5:13    (Jesus speaking) Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  John 13:14    (Jesus speaking) Whoever is least among you shall be the greatest!  Luke 9:48c

Thoughts/questions:  Tennis is currently being played in the Olympics, and the better players have an advantage when they serve.  In fact, there is actually a score in a match called ‘advantage server’.  In God’s economy, the same is true for us – the one who serves has the advantage!

Jesus showed us the way by doing the unthinkable – washing His disciples’ feet!  On the floor taking dirty feet into His hands, the living God of the universe humbled Himself, took action, and served those who were His followers!  He truly practiced what He preached as He didn’t just talk about the least being the greatest, He lived it!

Yes, we are to serve one another in love!  Will we have to humble ourselves – probably!  Will we have to take action – absolutely!  Are we to serve – definitely!  Is there a point in which we have done enough – never!  Can we out serve Jesus – NO!

Consider the last time you performed an act of service?  Was it yesterday, last week, last month, last year???  Opportunities to serve can be found in abundance, but we are not to serve just to serve!  No, we are to let love be our guide as we serve as an expression of the love we have for others and for Jesus!!!  He set us free from sin and self so we can serve!

Take full advantage of what the server receives – Jesus will say about you, “You’re the greatest!!!”

Suggested prayer:  Lord, let me love one another by serving them . . .

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