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“To Serve and Not To Be Served”

by Mutya Baltar

During Christ’s ministry, He came down from heaven in a form of a servant. He served the people in different ways in order to reach them, specifically, to open to them the way of salvation (Matthew 4:23). He is the King of the Universe, the Prince of Peace, the Great I Am, but He came to this fallen world to serve and died at the cross of Calvary.

Korea is a strange place for us as missionaries. We are strangers in this place. The language and culture are different. And the way of living is different, too. Sometimes these differences could give us discouragement and hardships. There are times that we would lose our patience or sometimes we would wish to go home.

I was once a victim of this unproductive thought but when I remembered that Jesus Christ suffered on the cross for me, that He came to this world to serve and not to be served, I was encouraged to go on.

We are called by God to be a blessing to the nations and so that God’s name might be made known throughout all the Earth (Exodus 9:16). No distinction on account of nationality, race, or caste is recognized by God. He is the Maker of all mankind. All men are of one family by creation, and all are one through redemption. Christ came to demolish every wall of partition, to throw open every compartment of the temple courts, that every soul may have free access to God. His love is so broad, so deep, so full, that it penetrates everywhere – Prophets and Kings p.370

God longs to breathe into prostrate humanity the breath of life. And He will not permit any soul who is sincere in his longing for something higher and nobler than anything the world can offer to be disappointed. And constantly, He is sending angels (messengers) to those who are surrounded by circumstances, the most discouraged, who pray in faith for some power higher than themselves to take possessions of them and bring deliverance and peace.

Let us serve the Lord Jesus Christ and fulfill His plan of salvation through our unselfish service in His ministry. True success in any line of work is not the result of chance or accident or destiny. It is the outworking of God’s providences, the reward of faith and discretion, of virtue and perseverance. God gives opportunities; success depends upon the use made of them.

God bless our ministry!

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