Servant of the Lord :
Servent of the Lord :
That was the title the Lord gave Moses the day of his death. 15 times in the Word do we see the title: “Moses the servant of the Lord “
Joshua was called the ” servant of the Lord ” twice.
17 of the 18 times we see that phrase, it applies to either Moses or Joshua. I would, that it apply to me. How about you? It took special people to gain that title. Is it possible for us to wear it?
2 Timothy 2:24-26, Shows us we could, if we would and also tells who Moses and Joshua were.
” the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;”
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
☆ And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men,
It took me a long time to learn this. When I was first saved, I got so frustrated when my loved ones said “its nice for you, but I don’t need ….”
I could not make them understand the Importance, the Wonder of Forgiveness, the Majesty of Mercy and Grace. The Availability of the Peace that passes Understanding. The Earth Quake of Salvation.
In frustration it became : “If you don’t believe like me, your going straight to hell “. JESUS LOVES YOU, DAMN IT!!! I, of course, won many, (to the side of the lost).
Some relatives and friends from that time, unfortunately, still hide, if they hear me coming.
We need to quit striving, it’s the difference in playing a tune you just learned and one you have loved and played forever. Of cooking your favorite meal or that new dish for your new mother in law.
Our new found Zeal needs focus, instruction, knowledge, honey; not a sledge hammer.
☆ apt to teach, patient,
I play piano but do not have the knowledge or patience to teach. I am a hack, I never put in the practice and study to really play well. I read melody lines and chords and produce simple tunes that do not move you. It’s ok but you wouldn’t come back special to hear me.
A lot of believers are like this also. We know just enough to know we are saved. We can tell others how to be saved. We are hacks, we never studied enough or draw close enough to God to produce that Heavenly Melody that makes people come back for more.
Our Witness is HO HUM.
☆ ” In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; “
The World without Jesus is opposing themselves. They are moving away from their best interest.
” shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness. .. beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ,. .. if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.. .. With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;”
Christ was meek and gentle towards sinners and a terror to the religious. We need to learn to walk in His Yoke.
☆ ” if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;”
The Lord would have all to be saved. We are just the delivery system He uses….The Spirit is the one who draws them to Salvation. We must be diligent in acknowledging Him.
☆ ” And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
We must must realize everyone makes their own choice, they must recover themselves by excepting Jesus as Savior and Lord.
I believed it was my job to bring people to Christ. That is wrong thinking, it is our job to display Christ in our everyday lives. To be: ” an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.”
The Spirit of the Lord does the rest as we walk in obedience.
Lord, help us to walk in meekness and obedience, help us to take up Your Yoke.
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