The Service Principle

The attitude of Christ never ceases to amaze me. Think about it. Ponder him leaving constant being-to-being fellowship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. That is really the most amazing fact of the incarnation anyway. Once we see the glory of the Father, everything else is going to pale in our minds – all that we will desire will be to be with him forever. And Christ left that for us.

If I left something so glorious to be around you, I would probably complain – just a little. Okay, probably a lot. Because being with you (and you can say the same about being with me) does not even match up to being in the presence of the glory of God the Father.

But did Christ complain? Did he make sure those around him knew just how much he had to give up to serve them? No! In fact, he did the opposite, he made statements like this one: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10.45).

That’s the service principle: if Christ was willing to give up all that he gave up for you, how can you not give up minor, petty things for others?

So, how are you going to serve others today?

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