I have read that scripture over and over – the whole chapter really, yet something about these verses keeps poking at my brain. Have I transitioned from slave to friend? When I gave my life to Christ, I became a slave, a bond servant (slave by choice), and I would do whatever he asked. Does a good servant only do what he is explicitly told? What about things that should be done? If I am walking in the parking lot at church – do I pick up the trash? or do I not worry about it because someone else will get it? It really isn’t my job. Don’t we have people whose ministry that is? I haven’t been told directly by God to pick trash up in the parking lot.
Am I His friend? He says I am, but would I be convicted in a court of law of being His friend? More importantly, will he greet me with “Well done good and faithful servant” or “I guess you made it”. I realize that just making it is super and in some cases all that can be hoped for, but the goal should be the “well done” entrance. Is my love lukewarm – good for nothing? What greater love than this, but to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Jesus commands us to lay down our life, pick up our cross and follow Him. Of Moses it was said that God knew him face to face. How is that possible given what we know of God according to Moses? In God’s own words ‘none may look upon my face and live’ and yet God knew Moses face to face. Glance at again .
I hope to see Him face to face. I hope to see you there as well.