The Exhorter

Serving Through Grace and Humility in the Eternal Glory

Praise and honor to God in every aspect of our walk in Christ is crucial. How we serve through grace and humility in the Eternal Glory is extremely important.

Faith in Christ is first heard in the heart and mind, then accepted, and then acted upon. Why receive it or accept it? At first, the gospel is so often believed because of the person who taught us. The word of God has the power to change us, yet God uses human vessels, Christians, to share that word with others.

The directive is to pass the glory of Jesus Christ to other souls who will continue that process. God desires faithful men and women who will teach and lead others to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul wrote the following to Timothy, ““For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.” (2 Timothy 2:10) Like the apostle Paul, we should be willing to endure whatever comes for the sake of God’s chosen ones that they may obtain salvation as we have in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

The grace in which we serve is exceedingly abundant with faith and love that is our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 1:14). We labor and willingly suffer because we trust in the living God who is the Savior of all men (1 Tim. 4:9,10). Our faith is firmly anchored in God’s mercy that leads us to everlasting life (1 Tim. 1:15-17).

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10). Humility is essential in our ministering for the Lord Jesus. We are told to have the same mind or attitude of Christ that brought Him to this lowly earth to die for sinful men and women (Phil. 2:5-8). Here are some attributes of Jesus that we should strive to have in our life:

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master” (Matt 10:24)

“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me” (John 5:30).

“He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him” (Jn. 7:18).

“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed” (Mark 1:35).

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29).

And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd” (Mark 6:34).

Jesus affords us through His grace the blessing of ministering in His church. He calls us to be like Him as He is our Teacher and Master. We are to seek the will and glory of His Father in heaven as He did. He called us to a dedicated prayer life. He showed us true gentleness and rest for our souls as we yoke ourselves to Him and learn of Him. In our Lord we find compassion that we then offer to everyone who is lost without the Shepherd. Being like the Lord Jesus Christ is to serve through grace and humility in the eternal glory.

by Ron Drumm