Not a word that is presently liked so much.
Perhaps because we have lost sight of the intent and the Perfect Example of being a Servant. John 13.
Just in my span of years, I have seen the scowl on faces at just the mention of it; and signs of the bitter taste it leaves in the mouths of many.
Galatians 5: King James Version13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. source
There’s liberty in serving IF, if the service is given for love’s sake.
Not begrudgingly but with a mind that says, “Unto the LORD I do this”. Colossians 3:23
And then the light shines brightly – the act of service – being a servant, is meant to be a healing balm in this cold, hostile world.
How healing would that be in homes all over this world?
I think I shall.
We are more like JESUS when we serve one another in love than just about any other time in our lives.
And the opposite of that – well, we know, don’t we?