Serve the Great King in Wisdom
A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.
As a former employer, I know how this proverb applies in business. Employees are hired to solve problems, not to create them. On several occasions I have been forced to discipline and even terminate a shameful employee. Most sought their own selfish interests rather than the benefit of the company.
God calls upon all people to repent, to bow down and serve His Son whom He raised from the dead (Acts 17:30-31). And what does it mean to serve Him? First, it means to believe in the One sent by God (John 6:29). Then, we will follow Christ’s example and be obedient to His commands (John 14:15). Someone has said that it’s not so much that we “believe in” Jesus, but that we “believe” Jesus (Genesis 15:6). To obey Him is all important.
If we love Christ, we will be drawn to serve Him in the wisdom that only He can give. Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. Whatsoever a person sows, that will he also reap (Galatians 6:7).
Joseph. Joseph served both the king of Egypt and the King of Creation in wisdom and honor. He delighted them and was exalted by each (Genesis 41:39-41).
The faithful servants. In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus told the parable of three servants, two who were wise and one who caused shame. The master of these men brought honor to the wise and faithful servants, but his wrath rested upon the third, who hid his master’s money and did not step out in faith.
Judas. This shameful man betrayed the King into the hands of murderers. God’s wrath will be upon him forever (Matthew 26:24).
Prayer of Application
Father, give me strength to serve You with consistency and faithfulness. Teach me from the great examples of saints throughout the ages who have given their all for the great King.
Copyright 2015 – Robert C. Beasley