Advent Devotional | Day 15
December 16, 2018
He Did Not Come to Be Served | Sunday, Dec. 16
This is a shocking verse. We often think about ourselves as servants of God, which we should. The New Testament certainly teaches that. Here, however, Mark points out the reverse. Jesus came not to be served by us, but to serve us. He came as our servant. The word here means helper, slave. That doesn’t mean He does whatever we tell Him to do, but He came in service to us. Think about that. Whatever is going on in your life right now, you have a servant named Jesus. He came to help you, to give His life as a ransom for you, to save you from your sin, and to serve you as you live your life. We can believe that. We can rest in that. We can live based on that. We need His strength, wisdom, and peace. He offers them to us. Let us ask Him in prayer.
What specific help do you need from Jesus? Have you asked Him for it?
God, we need the help that You’ve promised to give. We need your grace and power to overcome temptation. We need Your wisdom and peace as we wrestle with decisions. We need You to serve us today as You’ve promised. Thank You for loving us and being present with us right now. You provide for us in every way. Help us to live secure as recipients of Your service to us today. In Jesus’ glorious name we pray, amen.
Did you share the gospel with anyone this past week? Grab an ornament in your campus’ main lobby, write their name and put it on the tree! Then, pray, along with your church family, that every gospel conversation would result in someone turning from death to life.