SPIRIT OF SERVANTHOOD Philippians 2:1-11

The purpose of the spirit of servanthood is to keep the servant of God humble and not too elated in himself. Jesus despite being the Son of God was humble to a fault, V 5-11 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; and [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.

There was a time the disciples asked Jesus who the greatest among them was, His response surprised them, Matthew 18:4 “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven”. After they received the Spirit empowerment, they were no longer after position but SERVICE! It was no longer “I” but “we”; Acts 6:2-4 “Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples [unto them], and said, it is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word”. It takes the Spirit of God to be truly humble in life.

One major key to promotion in life is the spirit of servanthood, James 4:6 “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble”. You cannot serve if you are not humble.

Pride is dangerous and can quickly bring destruction if one is not careful. You must never let your achievements get into your head. Nebuchadnezzar lifted his heart when he saw all that God made him achieve. And because of pride, he was turned into an animal for seven years. Uzziah after fifty-two years of consistent walk with God became proud and he was struck with leprosy for the rest of his days, 2Chronicles 26:16 “But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to [his] destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense”.

 

Prayer point: by the power of resurrection, I receive the spirit of servanthood in Jesus’ name.