A servant of God has two important concerns…
First, with respect to the salvation of his soul;
Second: with respect to the salvation of others.
With respect to his own salvation, he cares for it as if it were the apple of his eye. It is his immeasurable and eternal treasure bestowed by the Holy Spirit.
With respect to the salvation of others, he throws his all into it—body, soul, and spirit—because he understands that it is a mission given by the Holy Spirit Himself.
When we care for our own salvation with the same dedication that we use for our physical body, we are showing respect and fear for the LORD that won it on Calvary.
The opposite applies when we are careless with our salvation—this shows that we are careless with respect to everything that the Lord Jesus suffered for us on Calvary.
It is no different when it come to the salvation of others. We were chosen out of billions of people to serve our Lord and Savior.
Taking what we have received from the Almighty and sharing it with the lost is a privilege that only a few enjoy. We were chosen to be columns in the construction of the Eternal Sanctuary in each person.
If we lose our focus as servants and seek our own benefit in this mission, we will lose the vision we have received—and will lose the goal of our mission.
This is why many who rose to the top and conquered the world, have now fallen, lost everything, and are confused.
While we serve the One that elected us, we will enjoy success, but when we have second thoughts about our “insignificant” state as servants and long to be served, we will lose…
We lose the lofty privilege of being columns in the Almighty’s Sanctuary.
But worst of all, we lose the salvation of our souls.
What is more glorious, rich, and deserving of respect than serving the Almighty?
But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?”
Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? Romans 9:20,21