KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12 (KJV). Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
Please Read Matthew 12: 18-22
In this passage we are considering God’s acceptable servant. The Lord said He is well pleased in His servant. The very first quality of God’s servant is that, he acknowledges he is not on his own. Every servant lives to please his master. The Lord said it is written of me in the volume of the books, I come to do thy will o God. (Heb 10:7). Every servant works very hard to please his master. He is a labourer. The Lord Jesus, in His days of ministry worked so hard that, He achieved maximum results in His three years of service. His principle was that, I must work the works of Him, that sent me, whiles it is day, the night comes when no man can work.
Every acceptable servant of God is a man or woman of the Spirit. He is a man full of the Spirit. To be full of the Spirit is to be fully controlled by the of word. The greatest grounds for failure is living in the flesh “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8 (KJV). To be spiritual makes one a prime candidate for God to work effectively with.
The Lord said the servant of God shall show judgment to the gentles. This does not only mean judging the Gentiles, but shall be circumspect, discerning and prudent. The servant of the Lord by virtue of His deeds shall be a light to many. To show judgment is to be discreet in your dealings. It also means to be trustworthy.
The servant of God shall not strive. Striving is a work of the flesh. Striving symbolizes all fleshly agitations that makes a man live to please the flesh. Those who live by the flesh have no part in the kingdom of God.
“Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:21 (KJV)
The servant of God shall not break a bruised reed. He shall have mercy on the weak. He shall be sensitive to the needs of those who need help and support. The scripture said a smoking flax he will not quench. A smoking flax stands for a struggling or a suffering person. The servant of God will rather fan such a flax into a better flame. The Lord Jesus gave up his life to save many. God’s servant also sacrifices his life to strengthen the weak. “So, then death worketh in us, but life in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:12 (KJV) Dear child of God, the servant of God is God’s slave to bring glory to God.
I am a servant of God. I do not live to please myself. I live to honour Christ by investing my life in others to bring them into a place of stability of faith and service of the Lord.
Acts 27:23 (KJV)- “For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,”
Philippians 2:7-9 (KJV). But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: