In our self-obsessed society, who can we look to as a perfect example of selfless service?
One cannot be a Christian without developing a servant heart, the desire to serve as Jesus served, giving instead of giving, doing instead of talking, helping instead of hurting, all for the purpose of saving as Jesus saved.
In the Upper Room, Jesus gave another timeless example of what it means to be a servant of God: serve others by being willing to do the smallest of tasks. What is small in our eyes may be huge in the eyes of God, and that’s what matters most.
Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders is his emotional summary of his three years serving with them. From his story we glean life principles that should inspire us in writing our own story.
Today we celebrate Christian womanhood and motherhood. Lydia, the seller of purple and the first convert to the Lord in Europe, is a sterling example of an open heart for the Lord and an open home for the Lord’s work.
From yesterday’s Bible reading comes the familiar story of the Lord’s visit with Mary and Martha in Bethany. Following Martha’s complaint about her sister, the Lord commends Mary for “choosing the good part.” What did that mean for these two sisters, and what does it mean for us?