Servants of Christ Jesus – Philippians 1:1 (Holy Ground)
“Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:” Philippians 1:1
The Holy Ground of Service:
Not only does the place of servitude place all believers on equal ground,having been taken from being a God-hating slave of sin to a God-loving slave of Christ freed from sin, it puts us on holy ground. Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Christ came to serve! Philippians 2:5-7 tells us that we are to have the mind of Christ, which is the mind of a servant. I know it may seem strange to some to think like this. We are use to offering God giifts of service and grattitude, but Scripture is clear that there is a way in which we don’t serve Christ, but He serves us! Lest we go too far in balking at the idea remember what Christ said to Peter when he refused to let Christ wash his feet as a servant. “Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” (John 13:8) Praise The LORD, He came to serve!
Being a servant is part of being conformed into the image of Christ. The ground of service is holy ground, for it is in serving we become more like Him.