Bible Study Plan 2019

Today we read:
Job 41-42
Matthew 25:14-46
Psalms 18:43-50

-Food for thought day 38-

•Matthew 23:11
• Matthew 20:25-28
• Matthew 6:31-33

When we look at the world today, everybody is fighting to rule over somebody. As a matter of fact many think that when you lord over people, that makes you the greatest.

In Christianity the greatest people are a direct opposite to the world’s standards. Jesus Christ linked great people to servanthood and not receiving service.

This is what He said: “He who is greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself [with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled (brought low), and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be raised to honor.”
Jesus Christ did not come on earth to be served, but He came to serve. That means that His priority was not Himself but others. He came to meet the needs of humanity.

The Word of God says: “Not so shall it be among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, And whoever desires to be first among you must be your slave– Just as the Son of Man came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many [the price paid to set them free].”
The reason why many find it difficult to serve is because of selfishness. They focus more on their personal challenges and what they want to achieve instead of looking after the best and good of others.

As a matter of fact when we focus in helping others stand on their feet, God in His turn will see to it that our own needs are met.

For this reason the Word of God says: “Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
True joy stems from seeing others reach their goals by using the gift God has given us to help them.

Today choose to be great by solving a problem for someone in need. When we serve others, God makes sure He meets the needs in our lives by causing someone else to serve us based on what we need.

Look ahead and refuse to be short sighted.

Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.

Think and Act!!!!!