Jesus also said that serving two masters was impossible. If we serve Christ, then we no longer serve sin. If however, we continue to sin, we are not serving Christ.
It is impossible to serve Christ and sin.
Our actions will tell Christ, if we are serving Him or sin.
Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Jesus is to be the Lord of our life.
We submit to Him.
We humble ourselves before Him.
If we expect Him to save us, we know that it is only on His terms.
By being our Savior, He becomes our God, Lord, Master, Leader, King, Authority, and Guide.
If we do not honor Jesus by our obedience, then we are forsaking Him.
When anything is given preference over Him, then we cannot be His servant.
If we play politics and do things to be seen by men, we cannot be the servant of Christ.
Matthew 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Jesus was teaching that Satan could not offer an acceptable substitute for God.
Jesus quoting from scripture answers Satan who was asking Jesus to bow down before him.
There is only one God who is worthy of honor and glory and our worship and our servitude.
Galatians 5:13 (KJV) For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
The New Testament is literally filled with passages detailing our duty to our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
We have the passages that describe us of being in the same body. Having the same Head. Holding to the same faith. Honoring the same God and Lord.
Our stewardship that God gives us is to take care of each other.
Let us now concentrate on those who need the most service, but actually receive the least.
These people are the lost.
The greatest service to any person would be to show them the Light of the Gospel, and bring them to repentance.
God has appeared to all mankind, to show them the Christ.
God is not willing that any should perish.
Therefore, He sent His Son to us to Light up the Way and show us the Door and the path of the Way which leads to Life.
If God made provision for the greatest need that mankind would have, then that should be the one service that we should offer to mankind with God's blessings.
Yes, we are talking about personal evangelism.
Evangelism is not the problem with many in the church today.
Many in the church today have a problem with the "personal".
Many are just tickled pink that their preacher preaches the truth on all Bible subjects.
Many feel very good that they support the work of the Church by their contributions.
Many delight in the fact that their churches sponsor or support evangelist in foreign works.
These people will have no problem telling you how great it is to be a servant of God.
The real problem is that many are not servants of God, but of Satan.
How do we know?
Jesus said "If you love me, keep my commandments"
Jesus taught by example that our service is to others.
If we only try to service or serve God, then we are neglecting the needs of those who need God.
Jesus said to go teach, preach, baptize and teach the lost.
Jesus did not send us to the saved, but to the lost.
Jesus Himself came to seek and save that which was lost.
If we do not serve the lost by teaching them the error of their way, then we are not obedient to Jesus Christ.
If we are not obedient to Jesus Christ, what else is left? There is only one other choice; You serve Satan (although you do not mean to).
We serve God, Christ, Holy Spirit—Deity
We serve each other.
We serve the lost.
Failure to serve in any one of these areas will leave us unfit for the Master’s kingdom.
Are you ready to be a servant?
By Carey Scott