Serve the Lord with Gladness

Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 5:1-6 (day six)

Serve the Lord with gladness. Psalm 100:2

God is gravely concerned about the quality of your leadership. I’m writing to  pastors, or any other kind of shepherding church leader. The Psalmist gets to the heart of the matter, serve the Lord with gladness! 

Serving the Lord from a dutiful heart honors the self, not God; it exalts the human will, not a magnificent and glorious God.

BUT a glad heart rejoices and delights in God. The overflow of a heart like that can’t help but lead a shepherd to gladly give himself away in service to others.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Serve the Lord with Gladness”

  1. Thank you, that really focuses all the things we are to do with a glad or rejoicing heart. Of course we know not grudgingly but this points us to not do our services because it is a duty, in whatever ways we serve. But to gladly serve our Lord, for all he is and has done for us! Rejoice! Psalms 100

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