In The Gap
Vision For Serving Others
Hebrews 6:10 (NIV) “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”
Satan surely wants us to feel that this is an either/or. He probably doesn’t care which way we go: God-focused and uncaring about people; or people-focused and not enthralled by God. Just so we don’t keep these together.
What our text says is that this combination is the secret of great blessing. The point is to encourage us that when we serve and keep on serving, even in the small and seemingly unnoticed ways, God will never forget. Every note you write, every call you make, every visit, every gift, every late night conversation, every turning the other cheek, every unrequited kindness, every service out of love for his name God sees and he will not forget them to all eternity.
So let us love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and for the sake of his name let us serve one another (Matt 22:37-39)! He will not forget. His justice guarantees it.
Savoring God By Serving Others
– John Piper