Behold Your God — Week Nine, Day One

24 Jul

Jesus is Lord. What does this mean? It means He rules over all things for the glory of His name. It means through faith in Christ we are His servants. This week we are considering the issue of Beholding God and Our Christian Service. The foundation of all Christian service is the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Because He is Lord I am, by virtue of a saving relationship to Him, His servant. We think of service as something that makes us inferior, something of a hardship. But service in the kingdom of God is not a burden or a curse but a joy, because the same God who is my Lord is also my Father. Therefore I am a servant and a son. I can serve without fear. I stand in awe of God’s power but at peace in my relationship with Him. I am confident and comforted. The mind shift on service from burden to blessing is critical to our understanding of the Lordship of Christ. Service, though not always easy, should ultimately be a joy to a disciple of Jesus.

 

 

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