STRENGTH IS FOR SERVICE
(Supt. St. John's article from the August MN Matters article)
“Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” (Romans 15:2 The MSG)
As I read the above verse, I was reminded of a truth that my dad tried to hammer into me. In trying to raise me to be a responsible adult, he often stressed that every privilege he gave me carried with it a greater responsibility. Although I did not realize it at that time, he was instilling a spiritual principle in my heart.
The above verse is but one of many alluding to this truth. It reminds us that whenever God grants someone unusual strength, privilege or ability in some area, there is a responsibility of some type that goes along with it. Such gifts are not to be taken lightly. They are not to be squandered on ego, ambition or selfish things. As the above Scripture reminds us, “Strength is for service, not status.”...Read More