January 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

To prevent the frustration of falling behind, which most of us tend to do when following a Bible reading plan, each month of this plan gives you only twenty-five readings. Today we start a few “free days” . We encourage you to catch up on any readings you may have missed this month.

If you have finished the month’s readings, you can use these final days of the month to study the passages that challenged or intrigued you.

The Bible reading plan we are following this year can be found here: https://www.navigators.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/navigators-bible-reading-plan.pdf

Daily Devotion

The Role of a Servant

The term ‘servant’ is a common definition of a Christians role in the New Testament. We love to quote “our father has cattle on a thousand hills” and we often misplace our needs with our wants in this life.

Interestingly, these two (needs, wants) are most often confused when we take our eyes off of Christ and look to the status or possessions of others.

The role of a servant is not one who makes demands of others but serves willingly even when they are inconvenienced or not comfortable. Nowhere do we read of servants making up the terms of service…nowhere do we read in scripture where Jesus Christ bargained with or negotiated with the disciples on what times, days or seasons they would follow Him.

Simply put, to be a servant in the Kingdom of God is the highest calling, the highest position and the greatest rewarded role anyone can attain in serving God. Jesus told the disciples, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Again and again in the gospels Jesus warned his followers that the temporary (earthly) cost of SERVING would be great however…the Heavenly reward would be beyond imagination. “Eye hath not seen, Ear hath not heard…”

God help us to be aware of our role as servants in Your Kingdom.

~Pastor Seagraves