The “H” in HOT


(This is a continuation from a previous post: “That’s Hot”)


HEART OF A SERVANT

Look at Genesis 24.17-21 – Being a servant is not being weak and quiet; it’s being strong and humble enough to remain quiet about yourself.

The jar that Rebekah is carrying would usually hold no more than 3 gallons.  A camel that has gone a few days without water could drink as much as 25 gallons (IVP).   And a gallon of water weighs about 8 pounds.

***Do the math: 10 camels x 25 gallons = 250 gallons.  A jar holds 3 gallons, so she filled her jar over 80 times.  Let’s say the jar weighed a pound, the water in each jar weighed 24 pounds, so she lifted 25 pounds over 80 times.

Why is this hot?

Because having the heart of a servant is being like Christ.

John 13.12-17:

12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant [1] is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

The attitude of service is a key identifier of the Christian life.

Ladies, having the heart of a servant does not mean you are weak.  Rebekah did 80 reps of 25 pounds.  That’s hardcore.

Men, service is not something only women do.  Girls don’t like arrogant jerks.  You be humble.  You serve.  You be the last one to talk about you.

Having the heart of a servant is hot.

And we do it because Jesus didn’t just do the work of a slave by washing feet, but he was betrayed for the price of a slave and died with the humiliation of a slave.

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