Chuck Swindoll

Chuck Swindoll: Serve God By Serving People

Chuck SwindollMen like Chuck Swindoll have a way of articulating profound truths in rather simple statements. In my own mind, I’ve struggled to figure out how to get the idea across that we need to serve people in order to serve God. In today’s insight for living Chuck had this to say…

We find it encouraging to think of ourselves as God’s servants. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be a servant of the King? But when it comes to serving other people, we begin to question the consequences. We feel noble when serving God; we feel humble when serving people. Serving God receives a favorable response; serving people (especially those who cannot repay) has no visible benefit or glory from anyone except from God!

Christ gave us the example: “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28). To be a servant of God, we must be a servant of people.

via Chuck Swindoll’s Daily Devotional: When You Grow Up.

If we talk too much about serving people, some get the idea that we’re substituting social service for the gospel. On the contrary, serving people paves the way for the gospel, expresses the results of the gospel, and is simply the right thing to do.

If you really want to serve God, serve people for God’s glory.

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