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Definitions & Insights

Definitions & Insights – Serve God

1. Let my people go, that they may serve me. (Exodus 8:1 KJV, emphasis mine)

Serve me. – live according to My will, not yours, for your good

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2. Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. (Daniel 6:16 KJV, emphasis mine)

serve [God] continually – do what God says is good, be God-minded, live according to His ways, trust Him, obey Him, love and respect Him

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3. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 NKJV, emphasis mine)

bondservant – “metaphorically, one who gives himself up to another’s will; those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing His cause among men; devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests”1

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1. Larry Pierce, The Online Bible, CD-ROM (Winterbourne, Ontario: Larry Pierce, 2007), Gal 1:10.

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