Eyesalve: A Life Of Service

By | Eyesalve

“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. 2And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.” II Ki. 5:1-2

This little maid from Israel is a type of Christian, in that Christians have a call to serve. She was in the enemy’s home yet she served Naaman, the leper’s, wife. We are called to serve God and man. There are three levels of priority in this life of service.

1. Like the greatest commandment to love God first, we are servants to God first.
2. Next, we are servants to the household of faith. Just as Jesus washed His disciple’s feet, we are called to serve our brethren.
3. And last we are called to serve our fellow man. Yes, even if they are not Christians. We may not obey everything they say, but we are to serve our neighbor.

Eyesalve: We Are To Love

By | Eyesalve

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Mt. 5:43-44

This is the first time it is recorded in the gospels where Jesus teaches about love. His first mention of it is directed toward man and the obligation he has to love. Jesus goes on to teach on how man is to love God and love His neighbor, more than He teaches about how God loves us. About 16 verses in the gospels, Jesus exhorts man to love God and man, while only around 7 times does Jesus refer to God’s love for us. Some of these preachers today really have this reversed.