The Flipped Playing Field

11 … whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies (1 Peter 4).

It is a good thing to serve others with all your might; it is a far better thing to serve others with an infinite strength—“by the strength which God supplies.” This is what flips the playing field, so to speak. This is what turns everything on its head. For those who are the least gifted, but serve in God’s strength, will have far greater effects eternally than those who are much more gifted, yet serve in their own strength.

How often we wrongly conclude that just because a lost person is extremely gifted, that means they would automatically make better Christians than those of us who are less gifted. We forget that “God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong” (1 Corinthians 1:27b).

Lord, help us each moment of This Day to call upon Your gracious and full supply of strength to accomplish all we are to do today in our service to others and to You. Amen.