Service: The Purpose of Life

Is it a stretch to say that service is the purpose of your life? The very purpose of it? I don’t believe it is. 

It is true that, as God’s created people, there are many biblical ways to answer what our purpose is, but I personally find that our service to one another is the most suitable answer. In truth, it is the physical representation of our Spiritual reality (damned or saved). 

God reflects His character through His sacrifices, sufferings, and service to us for our sake and not His own, and we can reflect that here on earth; we can reflect service and its love (selflessly, not asking what is in it for ourselves), and what it will do is correspond to the reality of spiritual good, and of God’s ways.

1 John 3.10 says, “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God's child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.”

Likewise, we can reflect in a physical way sin, which corresponds to the reality of spiritual evil and Satan’s ways. John 8.44 says, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires.” And what else is Satan except the selfish antithesis of our Lord’s selflessness?

In which wise do you serve? That which reflects God as your Father, or Satan as your father?