Personal Service to the Lord


When the Lord agreed to the requests of Abraham and not pass by, but rest and be comforted in Abraham’s tent, Abraham not only hastened (ran) to request Sarah to make the bread, fetch a choice calf and took the butter and milk and set it before the Lord (Genesis 18:6-8).

Note that Abraham was a wealthy man with property (cattle), possessions (silver and gold) and people (servants) (Genesis 13:2,6; Genesis 14:14). He had so many servants that he could even form an army with them (Genesis 14:14). So it would seem logical that Abraham could have asked one of his servants to make the necessary food and arrangements to serve his divine visitors, but that is not what Abraham does. He takes it upon himself to personally serve the Lord as you can  see from the account recorded in Genesis 18:6-8, for it says “Abraham hastened …, Abraham ran … he took and set …”

Points to ponder:
Abraham resolved that no amount of wealth or workers would deprive him of the opportunity and privilege of serving the Lord and he chose to personally serve the Lord. Not only did he choose to personally serve the Lord and act on it, he did so promptly (speedily). Are you and I personally serving the Lord. Let us not expect someone else to do so or if we are in authority resort to delegating our service to the Lord to others. Resolve today and choose to “personally” serve God and do so promptly.

Genesis 18:6-8 (KJV)
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

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