(You Serve The Lord When You Serve Others In Christ)
Matthew 25:45 CEV “The king will say to them, “Whenever you failed to help any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you failed to do it for me.”
Jesus’ words remind me of the story of a man who entrusted a building project, which he had sufficiently financed to his son-in-law. On completion, he excitedly asked the son-in-law if the house was top notch. “Oh, yes it is! We used the best materials and employed the best labour for the project,” answered the son-in-law. He then presented the house keys to the father in-law, who received them and lovingly presented them back to him saying “Take, the house is actually my gift to you!” Surprisingly, rather than being ecstatic with joy, the young man’s countenance dropped. Bemused at his downcast and crestfallen son-in-law, the man asked, “What’s the matter? Don’t you like the house?”
The young man, in his pitiful state then narrated to his father-in-law how he had used inferior materials and substandard labour to build the house. It wasn’t after all such a good house as he had claimed. He discovered to his regret that all the while he was building the house, he was actually building it for himself, and had cheated himself.
Always be conscious of the Lord’s admonition in our opening scripture and show excellence in your service delivery at all times. What you do for people to make their lives easier and more comfortable is actually unto the Lord. When you’re assigned to execute a task or project, do it excellently, whether or not you’re being monitored. This is because in serving others, you’re directly or indirectly improving your life. Whatever task or assignment you’ve set yourself to carry out, do it well, for at the end you’ll discover you did it for yourself.
Dear Father, I thank you for the opportunity to serve people. I carry out my responsibilities with excellence, virtue, timeliness and precision, having in mind that every service I render is a seed sown and therefore my harvest is inevitable, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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