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Too Many Judges and Not Enough Servants

There are many leaders in the world today and not enough servants. All too often we forget that Jesus came as a servant. He was free from all worldly pride. Through His life of humility, He was lifted up and glorified. Through the following scriptures we can also see that the times have never changed. In fact the times we live in have become worse.

Isaiah 53:2 - He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

We are too quick to judge men by their outward appearance. We judge by the type of clothing, hair, car and house, among other things. IF they meet our standards and our qualities we may or may not accept their company, conversation or give them our undivided attention. There are so many hurting people in the church today because the leaders in the body look down on them. Jesus was never desired as a man. As the Word clearly states, "He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him". Dear brothers and sisters, take a look around you and ask yourself if you ignore or refuse to encourage curtain people in the church or on the street corner because they do not meet up to your standards? Ask yourself if you have any standards concerning people that you talk or minister to? Do you choose not to share or talk with them because of their weight, looks (or lack there of), hygiene, bank account or something as small as their dirty nails? Maybe their parents never taught them how to maintain and take care of their bodies. Maybe you are the one who is supposed to befriend them and encourage and teach them how a man or woman of God should present himself or herself. But before you can do that, you MUST be able to put all judgment aside. Many people in the body of Christ have enough discernment to know whether you are genuine or a busy body getting into everyone business.

Isaiah 53:3 - He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

How many of us have despised those around us because they do not have a high position according to our standards. How many of us have looked at the lives of others and judged them wrongly because they show no success or value? Do we hide our faces and our wallets from the poor and hungry? Do reject and judge them because we think they belong in the dung hole that they are living in cause they put themselves there? Where is the love in Christ's body today? Where is the compassion and hope that is lacking so badly in the body of Christ? The self-righteous looked down on Jesus and despised him because he did not live the way they lived. He traveled near and far. He never kept still or in one place. He was always moving. He laid His head down to sleep where ever His head happened to be. He did not pay rent or set himself up for the next thirty years mortgaging a home. He paid no debt to any man but all too often we forget about the debt that he paid for us. We forget the price He paid to save us.

Matthew 2:23 - and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene."

To people Jesus was merely a man from the town or Nazareth. Nothing special at all. Just another man in their eyes. We know that through the Word of Truth that Jesus was not just another man, but a Savior with a servant's heart. He was treated exactly how a mere servant would be treated too. To many people a servant is merely one that is trampled on or looked down on. How often do we see one another as just mere men or women living on this earth? Do we look at one another and see an heir to the kingdom of God or just another insecure person we get to ignore, pick on or may befriend because they have a nice big check that comes in every week?

Matthew 8:20 - Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

Jesus did not live a life of luxury and leisure as so many people think. How many of us have opened up our cupboards to the hungry, our closets to naked and a bed to the cold and sleepless? When was the last time we opened our mouths and brought the encouragement to the low in spirit? So many people are quick to hand brothers a rope to hang themselves with and slow to give them the love and nurture that is required and so desperately needed. Jesus here is asking for a place to rest for the night. It is so sad to look around and see the poverty in the world today. We are now living in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. It was not only homosexuality, lesbianism, perversion, murder and violence that caused God to destroy these twin cities. It was the lack of compassion and help given to the poor and needy. (Ezekiel) Hmmm.... does this seem familiar in today's way of living. There is a horrendous lack of concern and love to the poor and needy.

The rich live on being rich without the concern of those who do not know where their next dinner is coming in. The church continues to take the weekly tithe to make their building bigger while watching the poor starve outside the church doors. Dear brothers and sisters, please open your eyes to your surroundings. Hear the urgent call to the body and HELP the helpless.

Luke 9:13-14 - Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here." He replied, "You give them something to eat."

Sadly, this is the church today? We are so quick to send people in need elsewhere.

 
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"...it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment..." Hebrews 9:27

 
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