Serve

Posted: March 17, 2015 in devotionals
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Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? (Matt. 25:37)

Reading through the text of Matthew 25, The passage talks about the judgment day when the righteous and the wicked are segregated. One observation we note is that the righteous could not really tell when they were serving the Lord. It’s like they were serving without noticing that they were serving. It is just but a natural response to take care of “one of the least of these my brothers”.

It is interesting to note the following…

#1 Serving the Lord does not mean being seen publicly. It is the “normal” stuff, the everyday routine of helping one another that is seen by the Lord.

#2 Serving the “least of the brothers”, not just doing charitable organization, not just to any individual but to the brothers. Can we say we take care of the family first? Indeed, reaching out is important but more importantly those who belong to the same household of God.

So what should we then do?

A true Christian would serve without the need to be seen or to be broadcasted that He is serving. Look at our situation right now in our local church. Are we volunteering for whatever task or are we choosy with the assignments? Can we help without being asked?

Also, we should focus our attention on our “brothers”, and not just to any organization. Helping out in organizations is a good start but helping our brothers who we may not notice the need is even better.

Every opportunity to help out is not really an opportunity. It is a privilege given to each one of us. The question is, what do we do with that privilege?

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