Date: October 29, 2014 11:08 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Jesus Came To Serve
Jesus Came To Serve
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45)
Scripture Focus: John 13:1-17
When the Bible says that a husband is the head of his wife, some people think "dictator." Jesus is indeed the Lord of the church, but He is also her servant! When He knelt to wash the disciples' feet, the apostle Peter was so incensed that he flat out refused. He couldn't fathom how that could be appropriate. If our pride keeps us from allowing Jesus to serve us, we will remain in our sin. When Peter found that out, he quickly begged Jesus to wash not only his feet but his whole body. Jesus spent every day on earth pouring out energy to serve the church and then gave up His life for His bride. He continues to serve us now, as He intercedes for us with the Father.
Jesus chose a simple action to show His disciples how to serve others. As we serve others in Jesus' name, we have fellowship with Him. Our service to others does not save us. It is a joyful response to the love Jesus lavishes on us. We pray that those we serve will one day sit with us at a heavenly wedding banquet served up by Jesus Himself.
Insight: May we serve others in our marriages and relationships knowing how our Lord came to serve us.
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