Service means providing something of value that meets the need of the public and society to satisfy their needs. It also means to work for a person, country, or organization for a reward in the form of wages or salary.
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Service is needed in the family, school, community, societies, and nations. People’s services are needed everywhere even in our churches. Individuals should endeavour to give their best in services whenever they are opportune to do so.
EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO GOD’S CALL IN THE BIBLE
God needed the service of some people in the bible and he decided to choose those he would like to work with him, he called the following and they responded instantaneously.
Abraham- was first called to leave his father’s house to the land which God not tell him the exact place before he left Haran, he obeyed and followed God still.
Moses – Moses was called and chosen by God to deliver the children of Israel from the bondage of the land of Egypt.
Joseph- God called Joseph indirectly using his brother s who sold him out to the Ishmaelite and the Ishmaelite to Egypt where he first served in the house of Portipher, God tested him and he passed the test, although he was unjustly imprisoned based on false accusation but in a matter of time was vindicated and God remembered him and he was released from the prison to fulfil God’s mandate in the land of Egypt.
Joshua – Joshua was called by God to continue from where Moses stopped after the death of Moses, without hesitation he obeyed all of God’s instruction and led the people of Israel to the promise land.
Isaiah- Isaiah heard the voice of the Lord and he said “Here I am send me Lord”
Jeremiah- Jeremiah also heard the call of God and did not hesitate to render service to God.
NAMES OF SOME PEOPLE WHO SERVED THE SOCIETY FAITHFULLY
Dr. Mrs. Dora Akunyili, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Herbert Macaulay, Fumilayo Kuti, etc
- Apart from the above mentioned, mention other five people you know who served faithfully in our contemporary.
- Why is it important to render a faithful and acceptable service to God?