Serve One Another

Mark 10:45

Verse of the Day:   Mark 10:45          

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.    

Jesus was born a King, yet by His example, He teaches us to be humble. The Bible says that Jesus did not come to be served but to serve. As ambassadors of Christ our lives should exemplify His characteristics and should reflect Christ in us. Let’s follow His example of humility by serving the less fortunate. You can touch lives with your kindness and service to others by sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Although Covid 19 has changed the way we may be used to volunteering there are still ways you can safely be of service in your community and remotely. Do good, be rich in good works, ready to give and willing to share. (1 Timothy 6:18)

Biblical Meekness is Not Weakness

Matthew 5:5

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth           

The world considers meekness to be a weakness. When they hear the word meek they automatically think of someone who is shy and won’t stand up for themselves. They might even imagine a person who allows people to walk all over them and allows people to treat them badly. As a human characteristic meekness is seen as negative trait. However, meekness is a fruit of the Spirit and is an attribute of God. Jesus was the perfect example of meekness. He had every right and the power to take Himself off the cross but He chose to submit to God’s will for the greater good. The kind of meekness the Bible talks about isn’t being weak, it’s the opposite, it’s being so strong that you are in control of your emotions and actions. The Biblical characteristic of meekness is described as being submissive to God, obedient, righteous, teachable, patient, humble, and peaceful even in the face of adversity. Do not let the world confuse you. Biblical meekness is not a weakness and God blesses the meek and promises that they will inherit the earth and enjoy peace and prosperity.

Keep No Sin in Your Heart

Psalm 66 18

Verse of the Day: Psalm 66:18

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my voice in prayer.

We all fall short of the glory of God. We are not perfect but what we do when we fail God makes all the difference. Put aside your pride, acknowledge your sin and turn from it. Don’t let sin come between you and God. Don’t let sin destroy your fellowship with Him. Humble yourself before the Lord and confess your sins, ask for forgiveness and He will hear your prayers.

Humility is Understanding Your Value

Ephesians 4 2

 

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

 

Live a less self-centered life by focusing more on God and by being kind and gentle to others.  Humility doesn’t mean you’re vulnerable, it’s actually the opposite.  It’s knowing your strengths and your weaknesses while understanding your value. It’s being so strong in your faith that you are obedient to God’s Word no matter the circumstances.

Jesus Mindset

Philippians 2 5

 

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 2:5

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

 

In everything you do, as you interact with people, follow the example that Jesus Christ gave us.  Before you speak, before you act unkindly ask yourself how would Jesus handle this situation. Be humble and put others first, show them the love of Christ, and let them see Jesus in you.

Change Begins with Ourselves  

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Verse of the Day:   2 Chronicles 7:14

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sins and restore their land.

 

The lack of morality and having no relationship with God is what’s wrong with our society today.  How do we fix it? We humble ourselves, pray, seek God, and turn from our wicked ways.  If we do these things God will hear us, forgive us, and heal our land. To change the world, we must first change ourselves.

Your Behavior

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Verse of the Day:   Micah 6:8

What does the Lord require of you?  To do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

 

This is what God wants, for you to treat others fairly, behaving morally righteous, showing compassion and forgiveness even to those who don’t deserve it.  Be respectful, gentle, and live modestly, not thinking too highly of yourself.  You don’t always have to behave the way you feel, but you should always behave in a way that pleases God.

Gentle and Humble

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Verse of the Day:   Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

If your life feels out of control, in turmoil, or you feel angry Jesus is the answer.  Jesus was a great example of how to be gentle and humble.  Follow His example and you will find rest for your soul. Gentle = kind, mild in temperament; Humble = respectful, showing a modest estimate of one’s own importance.