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Servants #9—Last Thought

As the eyes of a servant look to the hand of his master, as the eyes of a female servant look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes will look to Yahweh, our God, until he shows us favor. Psalm 123:2

Over the last couple of months, we’ve considered promises which will motivate and sustain our efforts to serve others in Jesus’ name. Serving in his name means we are his servants, but in a different sense. Since the Creator we serve is Lord of heaven and earth, he “does not dwell in temples made with hands;  nor is he served by human hands as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all people life and breath and all things.” As servants of God, we put ourselves in a position to receive grace from him. Or, as Jesus said, we serve God in the same way we would serve money—if money were trustworthy enough to warrant such service. Serving God by waiting on him, so that we can serve people by extending his gifts to others, will put us at odds with our culture. But the joy set before us is enough to enable us to endure shame and rejection, just as it was for Jesus. … Click on the link to let this song Phil Crowley and I wrote be your prayer today:

We, the servants of the Lord,
Seek not to meet his need,
But wait and watch with one accord,
And for his mercy plead;
Before him we all stand,
By him our needs are known;
We come with nothing in our hands,
And wait before his throne;

God freely gives his grace,
His spirit joy imparts
To those who seek his face
With humble loving hearts.

We hear the angry mob
Of men so filled with pride;
They ridicule the child of God
And from God’s glory hide.
Though evil men may scoff
At our abasing trust,
The Lord will never cast us off,
Or grind us into dust.

God freely gives his grace,
His spirit joy imparts
To those who seek his face
With humble loving hearts.

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