Saved to Serve


Know what Peter’s mother-in-law did as soon as Jesus healed her from her sickness? It’s one of my favorite stories in the Bible and I believe can be easily overlooked because it’s so brief. She got up and SERVED! What about us?

What do we do when God blesses us in one way or another? When He forgives us and saves us from His wrath, hell, and the lake of fire and gives us forever life with Him through repentance and believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection and devoting our lives to Him? When He heals us? When He makes us whole? When He rescues us? When He protects us? When He delivers us? When He sets us free? When He pours out all sorts of blessings upon us? Do we go forward in our lives with all these great blessings loving and serving self as we seek pleasure for ourselves and disregard God now that He has blessed us and disregard others because we see ourselves and our satisfaction and happiness as the top priority in life? Or do we go forth loving and serving God and others?

His greatest commands are to love Him with all our hearts and to love others as ourselves. Are we obeying these commands when it comes to His great goodness toward us?

Most assuredly we can and should enjoy the blessings the Lord so graciously and mercifully bestows upon us. I can only imagine it must give God pleasure for Him to see His children enjoy what He gives us.

But what should be our greatest desire when it comes to God’s goodness? Should it not be to love, worship, and glorify Him and to love others with His love? Oh, may it be so! Amen!

“Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.” Matthew 8:14-15

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