Our Daily Bread” http://odb.org/
The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie http://www.harvest.org/devotional
Posted by Alister Begg for www.truthforlife.org
Original post @ https://www.truthforlife.org/resources/daily-devotionals/12/11/0/?ecid=ACsprvu9_Ji7G5PXIEV9Rb9pAvfkAJVE292u4WaGVmLiBuXhMe2cvz1IYXrlhct3EyrqsNb4LIEG&utm_campaign=Daily%20Devotion%20Emails&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=102529559&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9TsCRHhkQF4ZRGVNrbVngOBEHZY_fZEAIWS3OMb0kHv13JqQMOZwNwvxWEu3m9bKszwsjbOVMMK7Vx5oa8Uf2fJ1CBM3aYKJBgDB53UQtHwkE9wrs&utm_content=102529559&utm_source=hs_email
Servants of the Lord
You are serving the Lord Christ.
To what special group was this word spoken? To kings who proudly boast a divine right? No! Too often they serve themselves or Satan and forget God who patiently permits them to wear their majestic crowns for a little while. Is the apostle speaking to those so-called “right reverend fathers in God,” the bishops or “the venerable archdeacons”? No; in fact, Paul knew nothing of these man-made titles. This word was not spoken even to pastors and teachers or to the wealthy and highly regarded among believers, but to servants and to slaves.
Among the toiling multitudes—the journeymen, the day laborers, the domestic servants, the drudges of the kitchen—the apostle found, as we still find, some of the Lord’s chosen, and he says to them, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” This saying grants significance to the weary routine of earthly employments and sheds a halo around the most humble occupations.
To wash feet may be servile, but to wash His feet is royal work. To untie sandals is poor employment, but to unloose the Master’s shoe is a princely privilege. The shop, the barn, the kitchen, and the workbench become temples when men and women do all to the glory of God! Then divine service does not take place for a few hours and in a few places, but all life becomes holiness to the Lord, and every place and thing as consecrated as the tabernacle and its contents.
Teach me, my God and King, in all things Thee to see;
And what I do in anything to do it as to Thee.
All may of Thee partake, nothing can be so mean,
Which with this tincture, for Thy sake, will not grow bright and clean.
A servant with this clause makes drudgery divine;
Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, makes that and the action fine.
Devotional material is taken from “Morning and Evening,” written by C.H. Spurgeon, revised and updated by Alistair Begg. Copyright (c) 2003, Good News Publishers and used by Truth For Life with written permission. Today’s Bible Reading material is taken from McCheyne Bible reading plan and used by Truth For Life with permission. Scripture quotations are taken from Holy Bible: English Standard Version, copyright (c) 2001, Good News Publishers.
P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
Check out the Bible in a year with audio for the scriptures and commentary !! No more excuses for not feeding your spirit every day with the Word of God !! – www.bibleinoneyear.org
Picture credit: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS832US832&sxsrf=ALeKk01Pp44jO1jqFQ1zdbNJsUDUkACzUQ:1609175140247&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=image+Colossians+3:24&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiLlPbElPHtAhWrm-AKHRU5BvQQjJkEegQIBhAB&biw=1366&bih=900#imgrc=3XbkimN1j_XUfM