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Servant for Christ

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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all."

Mark 9:35

He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness (Philippians 2:7). Jesus humbled himself and became a servant, even to death on a cross.
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us (2 Corinthians 5:20). When we see ourselves as ambassadors representing Christ to the world, we become servants for the Lord. Our identities are in Christ, and we are secure and confident in Christ, which makes it desirable to be a servant.

When we are secure in our Godly identity, it is easy to have a servant’s heart. Serving others with a loving caring heart is how we bring truth and love to people. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another (John 13:35). It is God’s love that makes our heart secure in Christ and makes its desirable to be a servant, just as Christ was a servant.

They are not of the world, even as I am not of it (John 17:16 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve (Colossians 3:23-24). Each of us is a servant for the Lord and a servant for the Lord is first in God’s sight.

Today live as a servant for the Lord, and stand secure and confident in Christ; and live in his love, wisdom, and power.

Pray: Lord, today I will live to serve Christ, because Christ lived as a servant and died for our sins. In Jesus name, Amen.