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Who Will Stand With Me in the Line Marked “Servants?”

The line is looong for those desiring to be leaders, but few people today want to be servants. Whenever there is any type of leadership training, people come in droves. People everywhere desire to be better leaders.

Leaders are highly valued and respected in society. They are often those who are the most influential in society – those who can easily enlist the aid of people to accomplish a task.

Servants, on the other hand, are often considered to be the less desirables in society. They are the least influential and the least respected. No one wants to be a servant … as this class is looked upon with disdain and contempt.

While leaders walk with their heads held high, servants often exhibit a disposition of humility — they carry themselves in a manner as to not be seen or heard.

Servants fear that drawing attention to themselves could potentially lead to a volley of verbal and/or physical abuse by those whom they serve. So, why would anyone want to be a servant?

25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 26 It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28)

As great a man as Moses was, God often referred to him as, “my servant Moses.”

God granted Moses unprecedented access into His glory.

God chose Moses as the conduit by which to deliver Israel out of Egypt.

God spoke to Moses face-to-face, as one speaks to a friend.

At Moses’ request, God showed Moses His glory. All of this, and yet Moses remained humble.

In fact, Moses was more humble than any man on the entire earth (Numbers 12:3). If any man deserved to walk around with his chest puffed out, Moses did. And yet he remained humble. Humility carries great weight with God.

I would much rather please God, than man. Jesus said, “I must be about my Father’s business.” People expected Jesus (the Messiah) to come to earth with great pomp and circumstance. Instead, He humbled Himself, and came to earth as a servant-of-all in order to win the lost for God. Jesus was not ashamed to stand in the servant’s line. Neither was Moses.

God is calling us to be followers of Jesus Christ. He’s calling on us to humble ourselves, and become servants in order to finish Jesus’ work on the earth — winning the lost for God.

We can’t do this with our chests puffed out, looking down our noses on people we feel are beneath us. This is not God’s nature; nor should it be the character of those professing to be servants of God.

There’s still room in line for those desiring to be God’s servants. There’s no prestige or glory while here on earth, but if you can hold on and endure, your reward will be great in heaven.

The call has been made by God for servants. Anybody willing to answer the call?

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2 Comments on "Who Will Stand With Me in the Line Marked “Servants?”"

Jackie Darling

Fantastic article, Jeanita! Thank you for sharing what the Father put on your heart for His kids. I needed to hear those words. I was growing weary and not seeing value in the small things I felt led to do to bless some Christian women. I wondered if the small things I was doing made a difference. It makes a difference to God and that is all that matters. You encouraged me to not grow weary and to continue to serve. Thank you

Jackie, Any time God asks us to serve, it is never small. For some reason we have come to view ministry strictly as the oral (pulpit) ministry. But ministry is service. When Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, that was ministry. When He ministered to the sick, lame, blind, etc. that was also ministry. Don’t despise “small” things. Anything we do in obedience to God’s word will be rewarded on judgment day. You have always been a blessing to women. You blessed me tremendously when I was going through some trying times, and I will never forget it. Blessings to you!… Read more »