Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wednesday's Word ~ Service

Eph 6:5-8 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

The word slaves here has 2 meanings... see, there were those that were true slaves, those that had been bought or traded for, but there was another "type" of slave as well, those that had gotten into debt, or out of some personal reasons, put themselves into the service of another for a length of time. However, the verse talks to both types of slaves. And too, it is talking to us today as well.

Rom 6:22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

See we Christians are the slaves of God, a people that have been set free and have chosen to put ourselves into service to the One that has set us free. It is a choice, we are now the willing slaves of righteousness. But our service should not be that of someone looking for recognition. Our service to the Lord should always come from the heart, doing those things we do best.... whether that is out in front were everyone sees our service or.... in the background doing those things that no one seems to notice. Both are important and both are needed. The body of Christ needs both hands and feet.... but so often it is the hands that get recognized for the service they do.... the feet go about their work "in a shoe" so to speak and not many realize that what they are doing is essential for the hands to do their good works. Both are vital to the spreading of the Good News.

I did have this post ready to post on Wednesday.... then forgot to hit the publish post option... so it was only saved as a draft. However, with the post options I can show that it posted on Wednesday! Yippee!

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