THE MINDSET OF A SERVANT
PSALM 123: 1 - 4
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JESUS CHRIST said, "You call me Master (Teacher) and Lord and
you say well..."
A master is one from whom we learn. A Lord is one we obey.
Next, He asked His disciples what He could well ask many today,
"Why do you call me Lord and do not the things I say...?"
Theologically Jesus is described as humbling Himself and taking
on the form of a servant. He, being undiminished God,
nevertheless, willfully took on the role of a servant.
Experientially He illustrated this role by taking a towel, the
symbol of servanthood, and washing and drying the feet of the
Those who would like to join with me in making a new commitment
to servanthood should also take up their towel. We can better
understand our role as servants by studying some traits of a
servant as revealed in Psalms 123.
I.A SERVANT IS DEVOTED (Vs. 1) "I lift up my eyes"
An upward look implies admiration and adoration. An upward look
implies an inward trust, it shows faith and confidence.
A servant knew his master was his superior.
God has presented Himself to us in history in the person of
Jesus Christ. Look up devotedly to Him. He did not become a
servant for us to order around. He did so in order for us to
join Him in service.
Each act of obedience is a modest proof we believe what we
profess. Get your eyes off yourself and on Him. Failure to do
so causes our greatest problems.
Jack Paar said, "Looking back, my life seems like one long
obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle."
You may be in the habit of looki ...
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