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  • Ben Stewart

Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory capacity

Mathew 20:25-28, “but Jesus called them unto him and said you know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them and they that are great exercise authority upon them, but it shall not be so among you, but whosever will be great among you let him be your minister and whosever will be chief among you let him be your servant. Even as the Son of man came to be ministered unto but to minister and give his life a ransom for many.”

Mathew 25:21, “His lord said unto him, well done you good and faithful servant you have been faithful over a few things I will make you ruler over many things enter you into the joys of your lord”

1 Cor 7:23, “you are bought with a price be you not the servants of men”

Gal 1:10, “for do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet please men, I should not be the servant of Christ”

What does it mean, when you hear in the name of Jesus? It means that Jesus will perform this thing because it is His will being ask for by his servant. Listen to the Apostle of Christ, John, “and this is the confidence that we have in him, that if ask anything according to His will He hears us and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him”. John tells us that having access and authority through Christ only works if we ask in accordance with His will. Many people want to have the prestige and authority knowledge and law can have, but few people want to be a servant of the people. Jesus warned the Pharisees and scribes, they had a position of authority and giving of the law but they were teaching their ideas and not the commands of God. In fact, they had made void the commands of God. Brothers and sisters we should take joy in the fact that we have a Good Shepard name Jesus to help us and guide us, but let us never get lost in the usurping of His authority. Let us abide under His words and commands. Let us not get so caught up in loving our brethren or fellow man that we violate the commands of Christ. It is good to be faithful over a little, because Jesus said to him that has more will be given. The more faithful we are to Christ will the more we will be given to do. Dear Father in Heaven, we pray that you would change and keep our hearts from being led astray by the laws and teaching of men, but to do justice, love mercy, and abide in your will. Help us to know the truth and laws but apply it with your mercy as you did. May it be so In Christ name.

Father forgive us your unprofitable servants and help us become and remain faithful servants, in Jesus of Nazareth’s name amen.

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