Friday, May 16, 2014

To serve or to be served?

The essence of Christian faith is not that we serve Christ but that He served us.

Chandler, Matt; Geiger, Eric; Patterson, Josh (2013-11-26). Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (Kindle Location 1029). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 

That is so counter-intuitive. I want to think that somehow I have earned a place in God's heart. But I have done so much more to not earn that place. Jesus does not need my service, but I most definitely need his.

We serve because Jesus has served us. His service should melt our hearts and cause us to serve others out of sheer gratitude to Him.

Chandler, Matt; Geiger, Eric; Patterson, Josh (2013-11-26). Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (Kindle Locations 1045-1046). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 

Anything less is just works, are as Isaiah put it, filthy rags.

1 comment:

KC Bob said...

Beautiful Don. I will add my amen.