Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Who we are is all by the grace of God.
We’re saved by grace and we live by faith.
Our highest ideal should be to be united with Christ.
Really, we have one major decision to make in this life.
Will you serve God?
Or will you serve something else?
God wants your wholehearted devotion.
And really, He deserves it.
He created us and this planet we live on.
He gave us everything we need for life and for godliness.
Somehow, money entered the picture and things have been going downhill ever since.
Greed makes people do terrible things.
Lord, deliver us from greedy people who oppress and exploit the humble masses.
I used to work for money.
That’s what motivated me to study Computer Science.
I knew it was a growth industry and I’d never have a problem getting a job that paid a handsome salary.
Part of being a computer scientist is using logic and developing algorithms to solve problems.
The trouble is, technology is not the answer to all of our problems.
Our real problems are rooted in sin and systemic selfishness.
Technology is neither good nor bad, it’s just a tool.
Our greatest problem is how few workers are in the field.
Why is that?
The harvest is plentiful and ripe for harvesting.
Jesus invites us to follow Him, to become fishers of men.
If you’re not catching souls for the Kingdom, you’re not a functioning disciple.
Study the Scriptures.
See what the believers did.
Observe what disciples are commanded to do.
Then, do a self-assessment.
How does your lifestyle compare to the Biblical model of discipleship?
If you see areas where you’re weak and need to grow, seek out mentors who are stronger and more experienced in that area to help you.
We’re here to serve God and each other.
The Body is dysfunctional and handicapped if we each don’t do our part.
How do you teach heart?
Perhaps it’s caught and not taught.
Ultimately, it’s the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit that transforms us and perfects our character into Christ-likeness.
We just need to be good witnesses.
Role models of righteousness.
It’s not so much what you do that matters, it’s who you do it for.
We’re serving Christ our King.
Whether we’re serving the least of these or the chairman of the bored.
If you’re not serving, life can be very boring.
Find your purpose.
Find your passion.
Find your voiceless minority that needs an advocate.
And live forever.
May He give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation.
In Jesus’ Name.