Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Free to Serve

“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.” (1 Corinthians 9:19)

Nobody made Paul a slave to all – he chose it.  There is a difference between becoming a resentful giver and a cheerful one.  Some people are slaves to everyone because they don’t know how to say, “No.”

That wasn’t Paul.  Paul knew what he was about, and He had a plan to win souls.  Serving others was based upon an endgame.  Paul asked himself how he could serve people in a way that glorified Jesus.

Paul was a free-born Roman citizen.  He chose slavery for Christ’s sake.  He chose slavery to men, so he could make men free.

Ask yourself two things today:

  1. Am I serving by choice or through resentment?
  2. Is my service leading people toward the light or me toward despair?

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites