GOD IS SERVANT.

He does not 'become' a servant; He serves because He is a servant.

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Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights.

Isaiah 42:1

 

Jesus, holy God, served us by:

• Submitting to Father God

• Leaving heaven and coming to earth

• Taking on the form of a human

• Physically humbling himself before men and women as he walked this earth

• Taking on our sin, our shame, our guilt, and our punishment

Jesus, holy God, Majestic, king of Kings, and lord of Lords – came and bent His knee as a servant.

 

Why? Why did King Jesus come to earth and serve and live as a servant?

Did he serve as a means to an end – to shock the world?

Did he serve as a means to an end – to move us to love him?

Did he serve as a means to an end – just to save us?

• Or, did he serve– because he was and is a servant?

 

God as servant- is a moving and outrageous thing. That the holy Son of God, equal to and part of the Triune God, would submit to God the Father – is amazing. That the holy Son of God, who created time and space and was never hindered by time and space – came and lived and limited himself to our time and space is stunning. That the holy Son of God, who had only known eternal existence – placed himself in a temporary body – is staggering. That the holy Son of God, king of Kings bent his knee and served men and women – is humbling beyond words. That the holy Son of God, who knew NO sin – took on our sin, our shame, our guilt, our punishment – is outrageous. God as servant - is a moving and outrageous thing.

 

More outrageous – even scandalous – is that Jesus served because he is a servant.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold,

my chosen, in whom my soul delights.

 

He did not serve just as a means to and end. He served because he was and is a servant-

and he still serves today.

• The holy One intercedes for us before the Father day and night. (Rom 8:34, Heb 7:25, I Jn 2:1)

• The holy One constantly gives us His grace. (Rom 16:20, II Cor 13:14, II Th 3:18, Rev 22:21)

• The holy One fellowships with us. (I Cor 1:9, I Jn 1:3)

• The holy One calls us friend. (John 15:15)

 

There are more ways that our God, who reigns and rules over all things, serves.

The amazing thing - the moving and outrageous thing - is not how God serves –

But that holy, majestic, almighty, sovereign, eternal God – is a servant.

 

#InTheStory

 

Guest Author: John Ryan; Preaching Pastor - The Summit; St.Louis, MO /// Acts 29 Lower MW Director

@ryansummit