Do we serve with humility or the hope that we will be recognised?
An Outward DisciplineLink to this section
Self-righteous service versus true serviceLink to this section
- Self-righteous service come through human effort
True service comes from a relationship with God and serve out of the whispered promptings and urging of the Holy Spirit.
- Self-righteous service is impressed with numbers, with the big deal
True service hard to distinguish between little or large acts of service.
- Self-righteous service requires external rewards, need to be acknowledged/appreciated/applauded
True service rests, content, in being hidden
- Self-righteous service concerned about results
True service delights in just serving
- Self-righteous service picks and chooses who to serve
True service is found in the words of Mark 9:35:’ servant to ALL’
- Self-righteous service affected by moods and feelings
True service serves because there is a need
- Self-righteous service is temporary
True service is a lifestyle
- Self-righteous service fractures community
True service builds community