LIFE SERVICE, NOT LIP SERVICE
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*LIFE SERVICE, NOT LIP SERVICE.*
v5 *Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;*
v6 *Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:*
v7 *With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:*
v8 *Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
We say with our mouth that we believe but we live our lives as if He never existed.
If anyone or anything becomes a substitute to God, it becomes injurious to us.
Lip service to God and His people is not life service to Him and His people.
Lip service is when our actions and words are not backed by dilligent and obedient service to God.
Life service is when our words, actions and service to God are also found in our outwards reverence to God through an unrelenting and unwavering commitment to Him to the end.
Lip service is illustrated in two ways:
First, disobedience: 1 Sam 15: 1-26.
Second, Matt 21:30 *And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.*
Life service to God is well expressed in Matt 24:13 *But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.*
Where do you stand?
Let it be life service, not lip service!
May you serve God faithfully to the end, in Jesus name.
Let your word expressed to God be backed with a life and faithful service to Him.
*Call to Word action.*
Matt 15:8 *These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
1 Sam 2:30 *".....for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.*
Lord help me to be faithful to my confession to You. Let me serve You faithfully to the end, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.