Friday, March 6, 2015

We are Saved in Serving Others

When one paralyzed man was brought by his four friends to Jesus Christ for healing, it was THEIR faith that Jesus noticed. We hear in the Gospel of Mark, “When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." (Mark 2.5) In this encounter, Jesus is reminding us that we have a responsibility to our fellow human beings.

Jesus taught serving others is the path toward salvation. Here are a few reminders...
  • “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9.35)
  • “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13.34-35)
  • "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.” (John 15.12)
  • “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22.39)

The essence of every human relationship is love, both for God and our neighbor. If we love God, we will serve others. As we serve others, God will bless both the ones we serve and us. What have you done this week to serve others? 

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