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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Servant's Heart

Philippians 2:7-8

 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
What does it mean to have a servant's heart? There are several definitions for the term servant; today's focus discussion defines servant and the heart of a servant. A servant can be defined as "One who is distinguished as obedient and faithful to God or Christ (Joshua 1:2; 2 Kings 8:19; Daniel 6:20; Colossians 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:24)."
Our lesson text and listed scriptures provides additional insight into what it means to be a servant. A servant is also one that serves another; Joshua and Moses are notable servants of God who served faithfully unto the end. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ faithfully served doing the will of His Father to the point He took on the sins of the world. Christ did what man could not do for himself. What a servant?
2 Timothy 2:24 states that as a servant of the Lord, we as believers must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful, and certainly not quarrelsome (partial paraphrasing).
As servants of God, these questions come to mind, is our service manifesting the love, care and concern of Christ our Savior? In our service is it one of sacrifice with an attitude for Christ I live and for Christ I die? Remember, what we do or don't for the least of Christ's people we do unto Him (paraphrased).
Believers, we are called to serve; therefore, have a servant's heart and serve with faithfulness.
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