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A servant's service
Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD… Psalms 134:1 (NKJV)
Notice the word that's used here to describe those who are rightly related to the Lord. They're simply described as "servants." But how do we define and measure this? What does a servant's service actually look like? Psalm 134 goes on to show us three specific things:
Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who by night stand in the house of the LORD! (Psalms 134:1 NKJV)
First, we see that a servant is someone who stands in the house of the Lord. They're drawn to the things that God is actively involved in, and His house (which we can equate to the local church in our day and age) is certainly one of those places. They make it a point and priority to be there whenever possible, including at night.
Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD.… Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. (Psalms 134:1-2 NKJV)
Next, we're told that servants are those who lift up their hands in God's sanctuary. In other words, they are worshippers. When we use the word "worship," we're not just talking about an act. More importantly, worship is an attitude whereby we respond to all that God is with all that we are. It's where He is our all and all, and we can't help but lift our hands and sing out His praises.
Behold, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD…who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion! (Psalms 134:1,3 NKJV)
Finally, servants rest in God as their Sovereign Creator. Life isn't about them having to take care of themselves but trusting in the understanding that they're under the providential hand of One who is the source of all creation and blessing.
These are three things that mark the service of a servant...may they mark our lives as well.
Sovereign Creator, grant us a servant's heart that draws us to Your house, enables us to worship, and rests in Your authority.
Think About It…
What does this passage reveal to me about God?
What does this passage reveal to me about myself?
Based on this, what changes do I need to make?
What is my prayer for today?
GOD BLESS ALL,MAZY
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