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229: Your Service Will be Remembered by Others

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Read Matthew 26:6-13. What are you good at? What capabilities has God given you? Whatever they are, they have been given to you not for your own benefit, but to benefit others. When you serve others, they remember.

Mary used what God had given her to serve her Master, Jesus. As he faced the long and lonely road to Calvary, where he would make the ultimate sacrifice for you and for me on the cross, Mary discerned that he should be anointed with the expensive perfume that God had placed under her stewardship. How soothing it must have been for Jesus as the expensive ointment flowed down his body from his head. What love he must have felt pouring from Mary as she served him in this way. Jesus said her service – her giving – would be remembered.

Whatever capabilities and abilities God has given you, the best thing you can do with them is to give them back to him by serving others with them. You can use them for the purpose for which God gave them to you. One day God is going to ask you what you did with what he gave you. How did you use your abilities? Did you make a living with them? Did you serve others? How wonderful it will be if he is able to interrupt you and remember that “whatever you did for the least of these … you did for me”! (Matthew 25:40).

THINK IT OVER

Think about the following:

•          How can you show God you are using your abilities to serve others rather than yourself?