Galatians 1:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
Whom or what do you serve?
This phrase has been bouncing around my mind the past several days. It goes like this, “What you serve you become and what you become you serve.” The Lord is revealing that our service determines who we will be and what will rule over us. We become what we serve and we serve what we become. Here are some verses that brings this to light.
1 Corinthians 7:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave.
Romans 6:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
It is so important that we take inventory of whom or what we are serving because it affects who we are becoming. We know according to His word that we must worship the Lord our God and serve Him only (Luke 4:8). Living according to this ensures that we will become like Him. Too many people are serving things not knowing that what they serve they will be made into. Here are some examples:
If you serve idols you become idle.
If you serve anger you will become angry.
If you serve work you become a workaholic.
If you serve alcohol you become an alcoholic.
If you serve men you become like the men you serve.
If you serve your children you become childish.
If you serve Christ you become Christ.
We read scriptures like Matthew 20:28 that says,”just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” And we believe it is a license to start serving whatever we want. We think, “If it helps someone it is ok. If it blesses someone it’s right.” We must observe who Jesus served here and who He laid His life down for. The difference in how we view this text and live it will change the course of our lives and the lives of all those around us.
If Jesus served the people and not God He would have not been crucified. He would have come down off of the cross. He would have stopped preaching the kingdom. He served God and laid His life down for men. We have this backwards. We serve men and lay our life down for God.
This has us serving people and not God, serving our agenda’s and not God, serving our pride and ego and not God, serving our husband or wives and not God, serving relationships and not God, serving our past and not God, serving our future and not God.
You can get a real good picture of what you are becoming by what your serving. Be careful what your serving because you become a slave to the thing that you serve.