The Stronger Serve The Weaker

The Stronger Serve The Weaker

Mark 10:44-45 KJV “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. [45] For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

God’s kingdom is totally different from the kingdom of darkness that rules the kingdoms of this world. In this world the weaker serve the stronger. But in God’s kingdom the stronger serve the weaker. The Bible says God made mankind lower than angels. (Psalm 8:4-5) Yet angels serve us:

Hebrews 1:14 AMP “Are not all the angels ministering spirits sent out [by God] to serve (accompany, protect) those who will inherit salvation? [Of course they are!]”

See how God guides and protects us with His angels?

In marriage God says the woman is the weaker vessel. Yet the husband is to honor and serve his wife, so that his prayers will not be hidered:

1 Peter 3:7 KJV “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

Ephesians 5:25-33 KJV “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; [26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, [27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. [28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. [29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: [30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. [31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. [32] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. [33] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

Wow! Look at how things go in God’s kingdom. The husband is to be a respectful, loving, self-sacrificing servant to his wife. Just like Christ is to His church. Husbands are to love their wives as they love themselves. Christ gave His life for the church. A husband must be armed with the same attitude regarding his wife. Christ washes and sanctifies the church with the word of God. A husband must do the same for his wife. Christ is patient with the church. Husbands must be with their wives. Christ cares for all of the churches physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. HUSBANDS MUST DO THE SAME for their wives. The husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church. (Ephesians 5:23) But in God’s kingdom being the head means being the biggest servant.😁 It does not mean you’re the boss. That’s how Satan’s kingdom operates. Husbands, treat your wives the way God says or your prayers will be hindered (you will lose fellowship with God). If need be repent. Earnestly ask God to help you serve your wife the same way Christ serves the church.

Elders also are servants of the church. But in Satan’s kingdom (that is in phony churches) the church serves the Pastor. Not so in God’s kingdom:

1 Peter 5:2‭-‬4 MEV “Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, take care of them, not by constraint, but willingly, not for dishonest gain, but eagerly. Do not Lord over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of glory that will not fade away.”

Matthew 20:25-26 BSB “But Jesus called them aside and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their superiors exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”

There it is again. Those in positions of authority in God’s kingdom serve in His church and elsewhere. They are examples to others. Pastors, Apostles, Teachers, Evangelist, and Prophets care for God’s church. They serve willingly. Not under compulsion. Not for money. They are not Lords and demigods over others. That’s how Satan’s kingdom operates.

THE GREATEST EXAMPLE

Who has more authority than God? No one. Yet God is the greatest servant of all! He serves all of mankind! Even His enemies. Everything exists and keeps on working because of Him. The sun continues to shine, the rains continue to come, the seasons change, night and day appear, life, breath, and air, etcetera, are all because of God. God has given mankind everything he needs not only to survive but also for his enjoyment. But greedy men, those who Lord over others, hoard and squander God’s gifts to us all. And although these men seem to be doing all they can to destroy the earth it still keeps on working. God is such a great servant he serves even these scoundrels too:

Matthew 5:43-48 NLT “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. [44] But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! [45] In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. [46] If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. [47] If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. [48] But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Isn’t God awesome?😁 No one on will have an excuse on judgment day. God is righteous. How can you argue with someone in court who continued to show you love and do good towards you even though you hated Him all of your life? God is indeed the righteous judge and the greatest servant of all!!!

In conclusion as I ponder how God’s kingdom works (the stronger serving the weaker) I think about Satan who was once called Lucifer in heaven. He lost everything. He lost his mind, his reputation, his home, his high position with God, eternity, he lost it all. The Bible says he was a Cherub. Cherubs are the highest ranking angels in heaven. As such Lucifer would have had to be a bigger servant. But somewhere along the lines this was no longer a good idea to him, and he sinned. Instead of serving he wanted to be served. He even thought he could become as high as God. He exalted himself. This caused him to fall. And many other angels followed him to their doom as well. This is why the world operates in the same spirit of self-exaltation. (Revelation 12:9) The god of this world is Satan formerly know as the fallen angel Lucifer.

Those of us who are children of light let us follow our great example:

Philippians 2:2-11 KJV “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. [3] Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. [4] Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. [5] Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: [6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Matthew 23:12 NIV “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

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