#152 – The Servants Attitude in Serving the Lord
June 2, 2014•3 min
THE DOINGS OF THE CHRISTIAN
THE SERVANTS ATTITUDE IN SERVING THE LORD
Col. 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.”
Paul reminds them, “for ye serve the Lord Christ.” The word “serve” translates, “douleuo” and means, “to be a slave, serve, do service.” This is that same word for slave mentioned above. Only here it is a verb. It is a present active indicative verb. The present tense means that we keep on (present tense) by our choice (active voice) being a slave to Jesus in the activities we are engaged in even though it may appear that we are serving someone else, i.e., our employer, submission of a child to a parent, submission of a wife to an unreasonable husband, etc.
Every Christian needs a servant spirit. It is the spirit of Christia