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Daily Living – Episode 43 – Kelly Knouse

Daily Living – Episode 43 – Kelly Knouse

Through Love, Serve One Another

Author: Pastor Kelly Knouse

Read: Galations 5:13
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

If you’ve ever made the mistake of pumping diesel fuel into your car that takes regular gasoline, you’d know that its effects are catastrophic. Diesel doesn’t burn at the same rate as gasoline and worse, its thick consistency can seize up your engine. In other words, the right fuel can make all the difference in the performance of your vehicle. In Galatians 5:13, we are commanded to serve others with the proper fuel. Paul writes, “through love serve one another.” All through scripture, Christians are charged with the great task to serve others. However, if our hearts for service are filled with the wrong fuel we can burn out and seize up quickly.

Serving others and genuine love go hand in hand. The fuel behind of our service must be driven by love, because the ultimate goal is to display the love of God. In Philippians 2, we see the heart of Jesus as He serves all of humanity. It was His love that compelled Him to offer up His life as a sacrifice for us. Take a few moments to read Philippians 2:5-11, and take notice of the humility displayed in our Savior. Jesus shows us that our heart behind our service matters as much as the act of service we perform. This week, ask the Lord to fuel your heart with love as you look for opportunities to serve others.