Daily Devotional – Love Seeks Our Service

By on November 15, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Luke 22: 24-31. A constant theme that has through the devotionals is how true love is not selfish or self-seeking. True love looks to the beneficiary and considers how they can benefit from the action.

A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. 28 You are those who have stood by me in my trials. 29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, 30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

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This dispute between the disciples of Jesus took place around the table of the last supper. It is interesting how everyone always quarrels over insignificant things. When our eyes are focused in the wrong direction, people find it easier to bicker. Jesus was hours away from being taken into the custody of the Romans, and His disciples needed to be reminded about service.

Jesus rebukes the disciples, instructing them to humbly serve each other. He reminded them that in God’s kingdom, love rules! Love is demonstrated to those around us through our service. Today may we be reminded that we demonstrate love through service. May we put down things that consume our minds, and focus on how to love those around us!

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, for the love that you so freely give. Jesus came as a servant from heaven. I will follow His example and serve my enemies and loved ones for Your glory today!

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – Love Seeks Our Service