8th March 2015
‘You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.’ Galatians 5:13 (NIV)
We are saved to serve each other.
Many people have the misconception that being ‘called’ by God is something that only missionaries, pastors, nuns, and other church leaders experience. But the Bible says that everyone is called to serve God by serving others. We are not saved by serving, but we are saved for serving.
Because of our sin, we are unworthy of ever getting to heaven. However, Jesus Christ has paid our sentence for us and freed us from sin and death. We, too, are faced with a choice – what will I do with my freedom? Will I continue to do the things that make me unworthy of spending eternity with God, like serving myself and looking after my own interests? Or will I go in a different direction and serve others as Christ served me?
Question to Consider
How will you serve someone in your church or group today?
Pray that God will give you a willing heart to serve others in love.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
Posted by King's Church London
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.