Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jesus Will Serve Us?

I'm reading through the Gospel of Luke and recently came to these verses that blew me away.

Luke 12:35-37 (ESV)
Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.

Now, we all know the story of Jesus washing the disciples feet before his crucifixion, that great act of servant leadership. Books have been written on it, sermons preached about it, selfish leaders criticized by it. But I always saw this as an act Jesus only did before his death to be an example to us and to display his humility. In the illustration Jesus uses above, he indicates that in the coming kingdom, he (yes, Jesus) will serve those stewards who are ready and waiting for his return. Jesus will serve us in eternity? Apparently, if we are awake, ready, and waiting for him. That blows my mind.

8 comments:

  1. Hey Pastor Jeremy
    Just found your blog today through Chris'. I signed up to follow and look forward to more of your teaching!
    Leslie

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  2. Jeremy, I agree... this isn’t something I've pictured happening in heaven! But it does fit with the ‘least are the greatest’ motif (Jesus being the greatest of all). Maybe, when we are purged from sin, serving will be the most satisfying activity we can fathom, and it will only seem fitting to give this honor(?!?) to Jesus. What do you think?

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  3. Seems like that must be part of it. I'm still just blown away by it because of all the pictures of Jesus in eternity as being glorious, worshipped, etc. There are many Scriptures that speak to our reward in heaven, but I can't think of any others that speak to this issue of Jesus serving us. Anyone else think of any?

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  4. I just stumbled on this few minutes ago whilst searching for a passage I'd later find in Luke 12:37 courtesy of your article. Thanks for this piece. Good to know there are still lots of people around the globe who reason on this subject like I do. Thanks, Pastor Jeremy. Hoping to find and read more of your teachings. Every blessing!

    Onovo-Agbo David,
    Aba, Nigeria-WA.

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  5. Maybe Rev 7:14-17 ..the lamb will be the shepherd and provide. I think this is talking about Martyrs of the tribulation. ...those who were "watching and ready"?

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  6. Mark 10:45, luke 22:26-27, matt. 20:28, phillipians 2:5-8, acts 17:24-25 ..... God is the server

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  7. Jesus came to serve us not press to serve Him That was the example he said when he washed the disciples feet

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