Why Are We Called to Serve the Lord? | Keep God in Life
As Christians, we are asked to build the church. We have all been in situations of influence, where we had the platform and the ability to use our voice for good or for evil. Time and time again we hear about how we are supposed to serve God and I'm sure it's crossed your mind on why exactly we should do that and of course the selfish question, "What's in it for me?"
Jesus Christ is the shining example of what a life of perfect service looks like. He selflessly cared for, healed, and prayed with those around Him. When you serve, you open your heart to the influence of God, same as how Jesus did. A few Bible verses stand out when thinking about serving the church.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. - Hebrews 6:10 NIV
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. - Romans 12:1 NIV
Only when we serve can we experience the peace that obedience brings.
According to Galatians 5:13 NIV; You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
This verse clearly shows why and how peace comes from serving the Lord. While we have been given free will, when we use it to do good rather than evil, we can continue in our freedom. Choose the path of service; choose the path of love and peace.