Servant of God

The Servant of God Series is a collection of six narratives. They define what it means to be a servant and suggest some ways to be a servant of God.

The word “servant” in English implies that a person has a choice whether to be a servant and whether to obey orders. Voluntary, options, choices.

The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. The words translated as “servant” in English originally meant “slave”. Involuntary, no options, no choices.

Because the word “slave” has so many horribly negative connotations in the modern world, most Bible translators choose servant or bond servant as the words to use.

Whichever English word is used in your Bible, the important point to remember is that God’s people are completed dedicated to him. Voluntary, but complete, obedience. Because they love God, they choose to follow his Word exactly.

Servant of God

Do you want to know who will be with God for all eternity? A simple way to know is to turn to Revelation 22:1-11. In these verses, one of the seven angels of the last plagues shows John a portion of New Jerusalem. The inhabitants are servants of God and Jesus.

Throughout the Bible, the most consistent description of God’s people is that of being his servants. Abraham describes himself as being the Lord’s servant in Genesis 18:3, and the Bible ends with a description of the servants of God being with God for all eternity. The pages in between are populated with those specifically called servants of God, such as: Moses, David, Mary, Paul and Peter.

The most important of all servants is Jesus. Jesus often told his followers of the importance of being servants.

An angel of the last plagues
Primary Scriptures:
Revelation 22:1-11
Story Summary:
The importance of being a servant of God
New Jerusalem
Circa 30-90 AD