January 23rd, 2019
To Serve and Redeem Many
Matthew 20:27-28 (KJB) 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.
I am sure you have heard the phrase “too many chiefs and not enough Indians…” This saying could be used in describing a lot of offices, homes, and factories. Why, because many people desire to occupy the spot reserved for the head Indian rather than be considered a lowly servant with a job of fulfilling the needs and desires of others.
Serving self and being your own God is popular today but being willing to serve God and others is not so commonplace.
Jesus Christ desired to serve the will of God his Father and to serve others. He willingly came to this world in a low estate so that he could obey the will of His Father and lift others up. He did not require his name be in lights, or to have a palatial birthing place, or accumulate many possessions, or to earn a high-ranking salary.
Jesus Christ valued God and was willing to obey His will at whatever cost was necessary. He had a desire to serve God and others. In fact, He was so willing to be a servant for the will of God that He gave His precious life in facing a grueling death upon Calvary so that all mankind was set free from the consequence of sin.
The ransom of sin was paid in full at Calvary through the obedience of Jesus Christ to the will of God. Understanding the magnitude of His great sacrifice and His mercy in the gift of grace should move every heart to be a willing servant of God despite any personal cost.