Acts 20:18-21, “And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.“
Paul was telling the elders in the church where he was at that he served the Lord with all humulity of mind. Then, he went on to tell all that he had done. There are many people that “serve the Lord,” but many of those that “serve” do not serve with all humility. Some people only serve God for others to see. They want others to see the works that are doing. They have that “Look at what I’m doing” mentality. However, Paul served the Lord with humility.
Instead of trying to lift ourselves up, we ought to serve the Lord with humility. God always sees and knows what we do, and He will give us the honor in His timing. I Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:” James 4:10 also says, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up,” I had written another post about pride and humility. You can read that by clicking here.
Let us focus on serving the Lord today with humility. Let us serve the Lord regardless of whether or not man notices. Colossians 3:23 states, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Let us serve the Lord with humility today.