Serve the Lord with gladness and delight; Come before His presence with joyful singing. Psalm 100:2 Holy Bible Amplified Version
In life we all have a choice of who we will serve. We cannot serve them both. We will serve one or the other.
The second one is serving ourselves. We come above all others and all else.
Now some may say I do a lot of community work, how can that be serving myself?
Yes, but, why are you serving the community or is it to serve the community or is it to puff up your ego?
The sad thing is that those who are selfish and self serving (greedy) are the loneliest creatures I have ever met. Oh, they may have a lot of money, prestige, fame and toys but they have no one to love and to be loved by. They usually take comfort in a bottle or pills.
The number on choice is to serve the Lord.
Everything we do whether great or small that is dedicated unto Him is cherished by Him.
There is no small act of dedication unto Jehovah that is not great in Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green
We are to serve out of duty not obligation.
Duty is an act of love, obligation is a transaction of goods.
So those religions that falsely teach that good works will gain you entry into Shangrala are only deceiving you. When you receive your rewards here, you have completed the transaction of goods.
When we serve out of duty unto Jehovah it is done as an act of love. After all that is what it is all about. Being blessed with a loving relationship with Him and when you love someone you enjoy making them happy which is what duty is. The bonus we receive is a heavenly home where we will enjoy an eternal loving intimate relationship with our Divine Father.
Do you seek any further reward beyond that of having pleased God? In truth, you know not how great a good it is to please Him. –St. John Chrysostom
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God is love) for blessing me with many opportunities to preform my duty unto You by serving others. I exalt You in the name of He who served us on with the ultimate service on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.