THE MISSION OF A SERVANT
MATTHEW 24: 44 - 47
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JESUS CHRIST illustrated the most profound principles of life
with the simplest of stories. He told of master going away and
leaving a servant in charge. He noted the servant could respond
in one of two ways. He could faithfully exercise the will of
his master or he could be unfaithful and disloyal.
The purpose of the story was to illustrate for us the need of
remaining faithful or our Master as His servants. Previously He
had said, "It is enough for a disciple that he be like his
teacher, and a servant like his master" (Matthew 10:24).
A primary characteristic of a servant is he is under authority.
Philippians 2:8 says of Christ, "He humbled Himself and became
obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross."
Christ's optimum obedience is noted in this same passage in that
He was "obedient to the point of death, even the death of the
cross." Our Master, Jesus Christ, was under authority and so
should we be. He took the towel, the symbol of servanthood, and
washed the disciple's feet.
Much of the Old Testament was His pre-written biography.
Numerous prophecies told of what He would be and do. Once on
His earthly mission, He could choose to or not to do what is was
aid of Him. Wilfully, He was faithful under the authority of
God's Word. Every believer should be also.
An illustration of this is found in Hebrews 10: 5 & 9:
"A body you have prepared for me...Behold I have come--In the
volume of the book it is written of Me--To do your will, O
God...Behold, I ...
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