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Picture ImPerfect Week 4- Day 4

Lynn Bettes Picture ImPerfect Devotional

“…whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter [4:10]-11

There are two different types of magnification: First, here is a microscope which makes small things big. Then, there is a telescope that allows us to see something massive and experience its greatness and beauty.

In today’s text, the Apostle Peter provides a different style of magnification. He exposes the motivation behind serving one another in God’s church. Peter declares the ultimate motivation for our service is an act of worship of our Holy God. When God’s people serve, God is magnified.

Similar to the telescope, when we serve faithfully, it helps people see the greatness and glory of God!

One question all believers must ask ourselves is, why it is that we serve? If our motivation is based upon humanitarian ideology, or out of some necessity that will only last for a short time, we are serving for the wrong reason. Rather, if we serve others with the goal of magnifying our God, then the impact of our service can last a lifetime.

Let’s go forward serving others with the purpose of magnifying God, by the power of God, for the glory of God!

Pray
Father, remind me today why I serve others—it’s for your glory. Give me the strength of spirit to serve faithfully so that you may receive the glory that you are due. Amen.

For Further Reading
Matthew [5:16]