The scripture for today, December 26, is John 12:26 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”
Who or what are we servants to or even slaves to? Power in a work place, club, congregation, neighborhood? Prestige in a community, an occupation, an organization? Self-indulgence of money, music, entertainment?
While we are pursuing things in life, is Jesus there with us? Are we doing what he would do? Let us be servants only to the power of Jesus’ love, prestige only in the eyes of God, self-indulgence only in the joy of worshiping Him. In this only is there true and enduring honor.