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Redefine This Servant’s Role

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle” (Romans 1:1 KJV).

Who wants to be a servant? The word servant isn’t usually perceived as a positive job position. Most of us want someone to serve us? According to one definition, a servant is “A person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, voluntarily or on compulsion.”

The Apostle Paul’s former, rough, tough, and aggressive years would never have seen him as a servant. Instead he was active in leadership, with powerful authority over others as his servants. Now, after years of ministry, he looks at life from a whole new perspective and willingly has positioned himself in this servant’s role.

Jesus, the Son of God, was Paul’s perfect example, and for us as well. He came to serve, not to be served. His visual display of washing the feet of His disciples defied the norm of His time and redefined the definition of a servant.

Each one of us is called to be a humble servant of Christ, to purposely be involved to serve in some way to bless His kingdom, and His plans. Redefined servants already have His perfect example to follow. In willingly consenting to this humble servants role we also receive blessings untold.

Florence Simmons writes to glorify God and to help believers know Christ. Contact her,