This morning, the Spirit of the Lord showed me how in several Old
Testament examples people in positions of authority sent unnamed servants
to accomplish their purposes. Abraham sent his eldest servant (Genesis
24:2) to go and seek a specific wife for his son Isaac. In Ruth 2:5 it is
Boaz’ unnamed chief servant over his reapers who introduces Boaz to Ruth,
his future wife.
In both of these cases, the servants played very
important roles in accomplishing the will of their masters. They did it
essentially anonymously (without any fanfare) and they (particularly
Abraham’s servant) did it operating in the full authority of their master
(who had sent him). There are many (and I agree) who see these servants
as a typology of the Holy Spirit as He introduces the groom (Jesus) to his
bride (the church).
But this morning, the Spirit of the Lord showed me
that our daily lives should also reflect a type of that unnamed servant.
For we are servants of the King, the Lord Most High and wherever we go, we
represent Him. Indeed He has sent you and me (believers and slaves to His
Spirit) to be His emissaries and representatives no matter where we go.
With that great responsibility, He has also given us His authority as we
speak His words and do His will (just like Abraham’s servant spoke with
complete authority as he sought Isaac’s wife).
When we as believers truly understand the importance
and full impact of this responsibility and authority that God has given to
us, it causes us to reevaluate how we use our words and how we spend our
time. For this reason Jesus said in Matthew 12:36 “But I say unto you,
That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof
in the day of judgment.”
Our words (all of them) are so very important…
because as new creatures, we are unnamed servants and messengers of the
King of kings.
God’s grace is sufficient.
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