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Is He Your Servant?
by Scott Price

"But made Himself of no reputation, and took on Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in the fashion as a man, he humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" Philippians 2:7- 8

    The natural religious pride and self righteousness of man gets in his way to constantly cloud, confuse, and even despise the only way of salvation by the merit of the blood and righteousness of Jesus Christ. Man thinks that he himself must perform, work, merit, serve, strive, labor, etc., to impress God enough for acceptance. This mind set can only be changed when God, by the power of the Spirit, uses the gospel of grace as a means to reveal that all work by the sinner must stop immediately! Such work is shown to be sin, blasphemy, filthy rags, and dung, in the eyes of God. The true gospel reveals the only acceptable work to God; Christ crucified.

    In conversion the sinner sees not a need to serve in order to be saved but that he himself, like a little child, needs to be served. The sinner now sees a need for a great serving physician to effectually treat his corruption and condemnation. The sinner then drops all his conditional notions and submits, bows, surrenders, in humility, to totally rest forever, by faith, in the merit of the cross work of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ the Righteous.

    The saved sinner now has a view of Christ the Servant, who served him by victoriously putting away sin by the sacrifice of Himself in establishing an everlasting righteousness that will be imputed to God's people. The saved sinner now lives by faith. Now is when the works of the sanctified, justified, redeemed, sinner are exercised. Works are the fruit and result of God's salvation, not the cause. Now we serve Him with a pure conscience and with right motives out of the spirit of adoption, grace, and love.

    To be saved you must be served. Is He your blessed Servant? Do not be fooled by the natural perversions of self righteous ideas the would say: "If you want something done right you have to do it yourself". That is only true in God's case since He only accepts the perfect work of His Son. The service of Christ continues even after He ascended and was exalted, in His work as the Great High Priest in praying for His people that He redeemed with His own blood. Christ is able to "save them to uttermost that come to God by Him seeing that He ever liveth to make intercession for them" Hebrews 7:25. That is a promise from God Almighty. Do you trust Him?

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