Jesus, the Servant

When Jesus came to live on earth, He gave up all the wonderful things in heaven. Jesus came as a helpless baby. He lived as a human being — He became hungry and tired, just like you and me.
Jesus lived on earth as a servant. Verse 7 of our Bible Reading tells us that “He gave up his place with God and agreed to be like a servant. He was born to be a man and became like a servant.”
But Jesus did even more. “And when he was living as a man, he humbled himself by being fully obedient to God. He obeyed even when that caused him to die” (verse 8a). Jesus willingly gave up His place in heaven to come and accept the punishment for our sins!
We need to be like Jesus and be God’s servants, too. We should be willing to serve God here on earth by teaching, preaching, encouraging and helping. And we need to show God’s love to the world.
How can you be a servant for God today?