HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Fifth I realize faithful service is a part of my calling
In the midst of rebuking religion and false spirituality, Jesus says in Matthew 23:11, “But the greatest among you shall be your servant.” The greatest person here is the servant; true Christians are servants. We are commanded to serve one another, we are commanded to serve in the Church, and we are even gifted to serve in the Church. We are supposed to serve our spouses, parents and children, but we must also love the lost with service, with attractive deeds that point to Christ.
The work of Christ is being greatly hindered everywhere because of the reluctance of His children to roll up their sleeves and get personally involved. There are no part-time Christians. There are no days off from loving Christ, and there is no unemployment in the kingdom. There are people who will volunteer for a one-time event, and all of us have been moved at some point by a great need. But what Christ is looking for, and how we measure maturity is faithful service. Luke 16:10a, “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much.”
The mature servant is a faithful servant, a trustworthy servant, a servant who can be counted on, the one who is dependable, the one who gets the job done without being asked, and without recognition. Daniel was such a servant. Later in Daniel 6, when the advisors are looking to find something against Daniel, it says in Daniel 6:4b, “They could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.”
Women Leaders in the church are to be (1 Timothy 3:11), “Women must likewise be . . . faithful in all things.” In Revelation 2:10, churches that are persecuted are exhorted to “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Do you have a conviction over being a faithful servant? What are you doing with your life? What are you giving your time to? If you won’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Faithfully serve the Lord.