There are several attributes that make up the profile of a true servant of the Almighty God. Among other qualities, a servant possesses: fear, character, humbleness, faith and, above all, sincerity! How do you know whether a servant is sincere or not?
The Lord Jesus said:
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. John 7.18
This is what makes a difference between a true servant and a fake servant. Those who speak from themselves, speak of what they’ve heard and learned. They do not pass spirit, but information. Anyone can learn the entire Bible and teach it, but this does not make him a servant of God.
The Pharisees, the priests and the scribes knew the laws and commandments very well, but were called hypocrites by the Lord Jesus! Do you know why? Because they did not seek the glory of God, but their own glory.
Unfortunately, this is also what we see today! It’s as if the donkey, thinking the songs, branches and clothes spread along the road were for him, began wishing to receive the honor that belonged solely to the King that was mounted on him. There is no greater foolishness than seeking self-praise when the Lord Jesus Himself said:
And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. John 8.50
Our Lord placed Himself in the position of Servant, because He emptied Himself of His will to accomplish the sole and exclusive will of the Father. He is the Greatest Example of a true servant. He did not come into this world to be served, but to serve! Everything He did was to glorify the Father; therefore, He was glorified by Him.
John the Baptist said:
He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3.30
The faithful and wise servant knows his place and his position, so he does not seek to be in the spotlight. Instead, he transfers all the credit for the success of his work to the Holy Spirit.
This is the spirit of those who are sincere! All of our service and dedication to the Salvation of souls should be for the praise of the Holy Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Those who seek the glory of man will never see the glory of God. There is no greater satisfaction for a servant than to please his Lord.