Love & Service

Read about Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42.
It’s better to love Him than to serve him.

How can we grow our love for him?
By getting to know him in:
1. Worship ( Ps 95:6, 96:7-9; John 4:23-24) – Mary sat at Jesus’ feet
2. Prayer (Phil. 4:6-7)
3. Meditation in his word (“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Ps 119:105, see also Ps 19:7-11, Ps 104:34) – Mary listened to Jesus words.
4. waiting on him (They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wing as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Is 40:31) – Mary sat.

To do is to know. You can’t do something without knowing how to do it (hence knowledge). To serve him, we need to know him. When you truly love him, you can better serve him.

God’s will is my sanctifaction. (1Thes.4:3)

To be used for God. We are his, we are bought with a price, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary
of Biblical Theology


The generic meaning of sanctification is “the state of proper functioning.” To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is “sanctified” when used to write. Eyeglasses are “sanctified” when used to improve sight. In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to God’s design and purpose.

The Greek word translated “sanctification” (hagiasmos) means “holiness.” To sanctify, therefore, means “to make holy.” In one sense only God is holy (Isa 6:3). God is separate, distinct, other. No human being or thing shares the holiness of God’s essential nature. There is one God. Yet Scripture speaks about holy things. Moreover, God calls human beings to be holy—as holy as he is holy (Lev 11:44; Matt 5:48; 1 Peter 1:15-16). Another word for a holy person is “saint” (hagios), meaning a sanctified one.


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