Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. (! Cor 4:1-2)
James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad . . . (Jas 1:1)
“These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” (Act 16:17)
. . . just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mt 20:28)
As shown in Matthew chapter 20, Jesus came to serve humanity—He came as a servant. Jesus came to reconcile mankind to His loving Father, and how thankful we are for His completed work.
The Bible tells us that Jesus is our example. (1 Pet 2:21) Since He lived to serve humanity (which means people), so also should we! Let’s admit that God saved us to empower us to serve others.
How may we serve other people in meaningful ways which bring glory to God?
- Hold onto and teach others sound doctrine. (Tit 1:9; 2:1)
- Perform good works/deeds for other people so that people will give glory to God for them. (Mt 5:16; Eph 2:10)
- Be LIGHT in the world. (Mt 5:14) Jesus says in John 8:12 that He is the light of the world. As believers, we are to allow the light of Christ within us to shine forth to all.
- Live honorably. (1 Pet 2:12)
- Be faithful. (Mt 25:23)
- Use your gifts, skills, and passions to serve within the body of Christ. (Rom 12:4-6; 1 Cor 12:27-28)
Living our lives as an offering and a sacrifice to the Lord—in service to others—is not only honorable; it is very satisfying. God bless you.