True Greatness Part 2 of 2
When asked what the job/role of a Christian is, many of us would most likely respond by saying ” it’s to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost” While looking into the definition of the word “minister” I learned that a minister is one who serves or attend to another. So, how do we “serve” the gospel of Jesus Christ to others? I believe one way to do this is to live it as an example to others. Matthew 5:14-16 talks about being a light to the world. Verse 16 says “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Another wonderful example Jesus gave us about serving others can be found in John 13:1-7 when Jesus washed the disciples’ feet. To get a better perspective of what Jesus was doing, we have to look at the conditions of that time. People traveled by foot and wore sandals. I don’t think there were paved roads so, their feet got pretty dirty. Washing feet wasn’t a very glamorous job. It was a dirty job. Jesus shows us here that to serve sometimes means to lay our pride aside and do the less desirable work.
When we help and serve others genuinely and without seeking something in return, it shows the love of Christ. We also planting seeds. Galatians 6:7 says “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” If we sow goodness, and kindness to others, we will reap goodness and kindness. But, if we act as if we are being inconvenienced when asked for help, or don’t seek to help at all, we will reap the same in our time of need.
The world often shows greatness as being served and waited on. But, God’s view of greatness is the very opposite of this. His idea of greatness is true. To be great, we must seek to be servants. So, let’s follow Christ’s example by stopping to help and serve others.Posted under Bible by admin