May God the Father, and Jesus our Lord be blessed, and may the Lord sanctify you and give you a heart to understand His Will.
Yes, what’s the use of serving God? What’s the use of enduring suffering and injustice for His name, while others seem to have it easy. While others, who do not fear Him, actually prosper?
There is nothing new under the sun, and neither are these questions. Look at what the Jews used to say in the times of Malachi.
Malachi 3:14,15 – “It is useless to serve God. What have we gained by keeping his requirements and walking mournfully before the Lord of Armies? 15 So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape.”
Do not fall into that sin. It is a death trap! While many of the Jews were speaking and thinking that way, a few did the opposite…
Malachi 3:16 – At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another.
And God took notice
Malachi 3:16 – The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before him for those who feared the Lord and had high regard for his name.
Friends; think very carefully about what you are thinking and harboring in your heart. The Lord may seem quiet at times, but He takes notice and listens.
Malachi 3:17 – “They will be mine,” says the Lord of Armies, “my own possession on the day I am preparing. I will have compassion on them as a man has compassion on his son who serves him.
In His Name. AMEN.
“What is the use anyway?” is a good question but why we should want to serve God is a more difficult question.
Every Christian asked might have a different reason for serving God. I would say that different people are motivated by different things. However, the Bible does make clear that, when a person is in a real relationship with God, he will serve God. We should want to serve God because we know Him; an inherent part of knowing Him is a desire to serve Him.
Genuine service can not be separated from love. We can go through the motions of serving God, but if our hearts are not in it we’re definitely missing the point.