Who Do You Serve?
Years ago, Bob Dylan sang the following lyrics:
"You may be an ambassador to England or France
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody."
The legendary recording artist was on to something. Everyone serves someone...or something. The question for each of us is this: "Who or what are we serving?"
A person may protest: "I serve no one." If that is the case, the reality is, such a person does indeed serve someone, in this case, his or herself. The ultimate type of selfishness.
Our calendars and checkbooks reveal a lot about who or what we are serving, meaning, how we spend the time God has given us and how we spend the resources He has entrusted to us, reveal much about who or what we are serving.
The thing is, who or what we serve will have a profound impact on how we live our lives and the outcome of our lives. Who or what we serve also reveals the true state of our heart.
This Sunday, as we resume our series on True Spirituallity, we will look at the issue of who or what we serve and why, as well as the condition of our hearts. We'll see what Jesus has to say about true spirituallity in the process.
Hope to see you Sunday.
Grace and Peace,
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