Get to Work!
all called to be servants of the Most High, working in His
"But now don't be
discouraged, any of you. Do the work, for I am with you." (Hag
"The attitude you should
have is the one that Christ Jesus had:" (Phi 2:5)
No-one carried the Robe of the Servant better than Jesus who
laid aside the splendour of his glory and assumed the form of
"He always had the
nature of God, but he did not think that by force he should try to
remain equal with God. Instead of this, of his own free will he
gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became
like a human being and appeared in human likeness. He was humble
and walked the path of obedience all the way to death--- his death
on the cross." (Phi 2:6-8)
confirmed the servant hood of Christ - and honored Him for
"Here is my servant, whom I
strengthen--- the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased.
I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to
(Isa 42:1/Mat 12:18)
The majestic glory of
his divine nature was hidden out of sight.
Even though some elements of
it pervaded through his miracles, his true glory was only seen by a
"As they looked on, a change
came over Jesus: his face was shining like the sun,
and his clothes were dazzling white." (Mat 17:2)
of the far greater part were blinded and their hearts hardened.
The form of God in which he was, was hidden from them. Instead,
Jesus willingly volunteered to come to earth as a
"We despised him and rejected
him; he endured suffering and pain.
No one would even look at him--- we ignored him as if he were
nothing." (Isa 53:3)
"He had no dignity or beauty
to make us take notice of him.
There was nothing attractive about him, nothing that would draw us
to him." (Isa 53:2)
reckoned by many to be a low life!
"The Son of Man came, and he
ate and drank, and you said, 'Look at this man! He is a glutton and
wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!' "
infinitely great and glorious; he did not assume his
He appeared in human nature,
took the form of a servant and ministered to men by preaching the
Gospel to them, by working miracles, by healing diseases and by
going about doing good.
Jesus, we are all called to be servants of the Most
But you must keep control of
yourself in all circumstances; endure suffering, do the work of a
preacher of the Good News, and perform your whole duty as a
servant of God. (2Ti 4:5)
The robe of the servant, just like the rest of
the armor of God, is Christ himself, the timeless