Reading Luke 19 and the Parable of the Talents so I could prepare a BibleRhymes version of this story, forced me to reflect on myself.
I want to make sure every seed that I plant will grow something pure. I want the harvest from my life to benefit society. I want to be a servant.
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; and the son of thine handmaid: thy hast loosed my bonds. (Psalm 116: 16)
At this point in my life, seeds that I’m planting are coming in the form of poetry and illustrations (in aggregate, the seeds are books).
Below are a few Bible verses that I like and are related to servants.
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be; if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. (John 12: 26)
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (Luke 14: 23)
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: (7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (8) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2: 5-8)