Would You Do Service For Jesus Your King?
We often sing the song, “There’s Power in the Blood.” I love anointed and scriptural worship songs. Worship of the Lord should always include the truth and the praise for His goodness. The truth is that Our Heavenly Father sent His only begotten son to the earth in the form of a man to take the sins and the sickness of the entire human race upon His shoulders. Well, actually, Jesus took all our sin, all our disease, not only upon His shoulders, but upon His entire body. He shed His blood for us. And we are only redeemed and saved by that blood.
Another line of this song goes like this, “Would you do service for Jesus your King?” Well, would you? Would you commit your ways to His service? “Would you live daily His praises to sing?” Would you live in a way that brings glory to His name?
See, in our minds we may want the answers to those questions to be a resounding YES! But, the truth is, most Christians mentally agree to this, but never line their living up with this. 1 John 1:6-9 says, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
There’s a principle found in the Word of God that tells us those who have been forgiven of much will also love much. (Luke 7:47) Well, when you’ve lived a life apart from God and even spoke out with words that said He wasn’t real, claiming to be an atheist, like I did, and then He accepts you as His very own precious child, trust me, you’ll love much. God is so incredible, so beyond human thinking and human words. His love is so amazing. He created us. He breathed life into us. (Genesis 2:7) He set us up with everything we’d ever need physically, mentally, materially, and spiritually. He gave us the Word of life, our instruction manual for everything we would ever need to know. And though His people, His human beings, those He made in the image and likeness of Himself (Genesis 1:27), walked away from Him, disobeyed Him, sinned against Him, and betrayed Him, He still sent His son to redeem all mankind. We’ve been forgiven much. Do we love much?
In John 14:15 Jesus says, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” Our love for our Lord and our thankfulness for the price He paid for us is seen in the way we live. Do we do service for the Lord? Do we serve in His local church, in our communities, in our families, in our daily lives? Do we live daily His praises to sing? Our we being the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13), the light of this world (Matthew 5:14), and the ambassadors of Christ Jesus Himself (2 Corinthians 5:20), like He calls us to be?
2 Corinthians 13:5 tells us to, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.” How does an exam work? It’s question and answer. I’ll ask some questions, you determine your answer. Do those in your circle know you’re a Christian? Do you treat people with kindness, forgiveness, and respect? Do you faithfully attend and serve in your local church? Is your life any different than that of your atheist neighbor, your agnostic colleagues, or those who don’t carry the name of Christ? When you speak, are your words filled with doubt and defeat or faith and victory? Do you give towards the work of the kingdom? Is your heart to see the world living for Jesus? Do you serve and work towards that heart?
This isn’t meant to make you feel guilty, but to take you higher. We’ve got a work to do brothers and sisters. And He has made us well able to do it! I leave you with this, 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”