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Created to Worship, Called to Serve

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We were created to worship God. When we do, it leads us toward the kind of joy and life which can only be found in Him. Sing a song of praise to God today. Revelation 4:11 says “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.

God created the angels to worship him. He made creation to worship him, all the animals and birds, the sun, moon and stars, the mountains and hills and the trees of the field, but most of all He created man and woman to worship him. He doesn’t force us to worship Him, but because of His goodness and kindness and ‘poured out’ love for us at Calvary we naturally want to respond in worship.

. All the angels in heaven cry ‘Worthy is the Lamb to receive honor, power, glory and blessing forever’ (Revelation 5:12).

God created us to worship and he called us to serve. Many do not like to hear the word serve and do not like to serve. But that is what we do when we are called by God. We serve. It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.” (Ephesians 2:10) So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, “We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.” Luke 17:10 It doesn’t matter who you are, you can serve someone, somewhere. You just have to be open and willing. All that God needs is a willing vessel and He can do wonders when you let Him! Jesus commanded that we serve one another, but obeying this mandate in humility is not natural for us. Sure, there are times we like to help others. But service that involves self-sacrifice especially for someone we deem undeserving--much more difficult to do.

What does it mean to serve? Consider Christ’s example. He gave up everything in heaven to live among us, subjecting Himself to dishonor and human frailty. And He loved even those who rejected Him. Think about how He humbled Himself and washed the disciples’ feet at Passover. This was a disgusting, lowly task that a slave might be assigned--far from anything a king should do. He even knew these men were about to abandon Him but served them anyway.

Ultimately, Christ gave His life for us. And He did so while we were still sinners (Rom. 5:8). Serving others was His lifestyle--part of who He was and what He did. As His followers, we should strive to be like Him. Therefore, service involves first dying to our selfish attitudes and motives. Only then can we live to glorify Christ. Jesus said that the greatest commandments are to love God wholeheartedly and to love others (Matt. 22:3739). Ironically, it is only when we humbly serve others that we experience God’s fullness in our own lives.

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