In a world that teaches individuality, we are called to be humble servants. Servanthood is against our nature. Whether we mean for them to be or not our minds are self-focused. Yet our Savior came as a servant to all. If we desire to become like Him, we need to shift our minds away from ourselves.
Are we servant-hearted in a self-focused world?
Service is a crucial part of our calling to become love. It is the most evident way to show God’s love to this world and our brothers and sisters. In the book of the Bible that is all about becoming love, 1 John, John encourages us to let our love be seen.
“Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in action and truth.”
1 John 3:18
Our example of this love, of course, comes from Jesus. His entire life on earth was spent serving others.
“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.”
His love is expressed not simply in words but through action. His heart is that of a servant. If we do not serve others, are we reflecting Christ?
“For if anyone has this world’s goods and sees a fellow believer in need but withholds compassion from him—how does God’s love reside in him?”
1 John 3:17
Is there evidence of God’s love inside us? Are we exemplifying love through our service?