• Ashish Roy

Serving The God

Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft. (Exodus 35:30-33 ESV)

Many people have so many misunderstandings about serving God and in this blog, I wanted to clear some clouds over that and focus on what the Bible tells us and what it means to serve the Lord our God biblically.

Exodus 23:25 says, Serve the Lord your God. Understanding what this verse means can help us very much. To progress in my walk with God, I need to know what serving God is.

In the English dictionary, to serve may have 26 meanings but in Hebrew, it means to work for a master faithfully.

Serving means obeying not dictating and directing. Jacob worked for Rachel’s hand for 7 years but turns out it was 14 years. Israel worked for Egyptians for 400 years.

Serving God is important to my relationship with Him. The problem with many Christians is that they tell how they are going to serve, they’ll serve the Lord on their conditions.

If God is my Lord then my allegiance lies to him and nobody else.

Serving God doesn’t mean you have to preach from the pulpit or lead worship on stage. One can serve God through any work they do like cleaning, sweeping, helping the people in need, encouraging someone down in spirit, etc. (“Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” Matthew 25:45 ESV)

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:31, So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

It does not matter how big of work you do but if you’re not doing it for the Glory of God then it’s not even worth it and if you are doing even a small of work for the Glory of God, it is more acceptable to God than a hypocritical work.

Everything we do one thing we always have to remember is that we are not doing it for human praises or any person but serving God.

If you work in an office you’ll ask how am I serving God by doing that? You are serving God by being obedient to the authority there and by working faithfully to your employer.

There are ways to submit to God that only make him look threatening, not thrilling or exciting. There are ways to do what he says that only call attention to the fact that he is an authority, not a treasure.

That kind of service is not the service God commands.

We should not serve God in such a way that we think that He needs anything from us.

Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. (Acts 17:25 ESV)

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45 ESV)

The kind of service that makes serving God valuable and exciting is the one that is constantly received from God.

…As one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 4:11 ESV)

God gets all the glory when we serve Him from the strength He supplies us with.

We receive that supply by faith. Everything we have (breath and life) is supplied by God and is a gift from God. And serving God in light of this becomes more desirable and less authoritative. And do not make us anxious and the giver gets all the glory.

One can serve God in anything with the view that it is done for the glory of God and God. And God will supply the strength. Like Bezalel and Ohaliab in Exodus 35, whom God filled with the Spirit of God to make the artistic designs and make the tabernacle.

Therefore, “Serve the Lord with gladness” (Psalm 100:2).
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