Psalm 100:2 (KJV) ~ Serve the LORD with gladness.
The NIV Bible says this in Psalm 100:2, “Worship the Lord with gladness.” One of the ways in which we worship God is in our service unto Him. Service is service with joy, not grudgingly done as act of unwilling labour, but rather, it is done with a willing heart full of joy, overflowing with love and adoration.
Willing service is done with love, which is birthed from a tender-loving relationship. Our service is not done with the coldness of a mechanical heart. Moreover, it is done in, and by, a willing spirit of gratitude and promoted by love.
We aspire to have a Christ-like attitude of serving God and one another, that we might be a blessing to the Lord through our service, as the Bible says in Ephesians 6:7 (NIV), “Serve wholeheartedly.” We do not serve the Lord with a mundane, mediocre or apathetic approach, but rather, it is one which aspires to serve the Lord with an excellence in our everyday lives and ministry before Him. The Bible says in Acts 13:36 (NIV) that David had served God’s purpose in his own generation. May we also serve the purpose of God in our generation, wholeheartedly with gladness and joy.
The Bible says in Mark 10:43 (NIV), “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” If you ever want to be great in the Kingdom of God , then learn to serve, that way everyone can be great, because everyone can serve! Mark 10: 45 (NIV), “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus is the greatest servant of all, the prefect example of how to serve God with gladness.
My friend, may we learn to serve God and one another as Jesus did. As we do so, may we do it wholeheartedly, and serve Him with gladness and joy all the days of our lives.
God bless you my friend, Matthew.