Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Acts 16:29-34

Acts 16:29-34
English Standard Version (ESV)

    If you're in a position of power, you're not used to serving others.  The way the modern world works, the world bends to serve the rich and powerful.  There are typically legions of servants ready to tend to every want and need of those who are privileged with power.  It's interesting to see how much infrastructure rotates around those with means.
  So watch the jailer.  He is a man in power, and he is accustomed to having prisoners in his power.  And yet, as soon as he accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, what happens?  He is washing the wounds of his prisoners, serving others who would have previously been beneath him.
  When we accept Christ as King, we take on his attitude of service.  There is no longer anyone beneath us, but all around us are worthy to be served by us, no matter what.  We can wash their wounds and set food before them.  We can seek ways to serve anyone and everyone, because that is what Christ did -- he died on the cross to serve those who loved him and those who hated him, and everyone in between.
  No one was too lowly for Christ to serve.  May the same heart and mind guide our words and actions.

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