The Law Of Service. 10/26/2014 (Morning thought)

Matthew 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

The law of service is the principle which governs all of the motives and actions of the heavenly hosts, and it is the law that should reign supreme in our interaction with each other and our fellowmen. When the creative works of God are observed carefully, it is seen that every tree, flower, planet, or living organism was made with the law of service imprinted upon it, thus showing that it is a fundamental, underlying principle that should guide all of our thoughts and actions. As the Psalmist David viewed God's handiwork, he came to the same conclusion, for the law of service is stamped upon all of God's creation. Let's read:

Psalms 104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. 11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. 12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. 13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; ..... " 15 and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart. 16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; 17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. 18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

It becomes very obvious after reading the previous passage, that all things, both animate and inanimate were created to serve in some capacity or another, and thus we can receive good instruction as to what course of action we are to pursue when interacting with members of the human family. The overarching question we should always seek to answer is "How can I be of service or help to anyone who is in need?" Instead of seeking to serve ourselves, or others serving us, we should be adopting daily the principle of self- abnegation, so that we can be of the best service to those we come in contact with. There's the homeless man on the street corner, or the single parent family that is struggling to make ends meet, or the aged citizen who is suffering alone with no hope of recovery, or the friend or stranger who has never heard of Christ who died for them.

As Christians living in an era where self reigns supreme, we should be very careful that we do not get sucked in by the prevailing law of self-service, for anyone who adopts and practices these methods and principles, are really aligning themselves with satanic agencies which seek dominion instead of service. We therefore end with a passage of scripture which calls upon us to pattern our lives after Christ, who came to serve and to give Himself a ransom for many. Let's read:

Philippians 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

May this be the theme and tenor of our Christian experience, both now and into the future. God bless!