The Significance of Servitude


     You have probably heard someone say, "There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians." This is often the case when there are not enough servants and too many people wanting their own way. I hope we never hear those words used to describe the Lord's church. For, we are all "Indians" and Jesus is our "Chief." Paul wrote, And he is the head of the body, the church (Colossians 1:18). However, there are still some who struggle to accept Jesus as Chief over his church. So, we must be reminded from time-to-time of our humble position.

     After Jesus had washed his disciples feet he said, I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him (John 13:15-16). In another book, John wrote about how our likeness to Jesus as a servant would prove our loyalty to Jesus, But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did (1 John 2:5-6).

     Jesus served mankind in many ways. He taught us, he healed us, he fed us, he suffered for us, he died for us, and now he makes intercession for us with the Father. Jesus left us a great example of servitude that we should follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21).

     I encourage you this week to look for ways to serve your church family and those in the world as well.