27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” Matthew 16:27-28
Throughout the last half of this chapter, Jesus was making it crystal clear the difference between those who sacrifice for the sake of Christ and those who live for themselves.
Their eternal destination is not based on what they’ve done but on their belief in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross. If it were works related, we’d all be in serious trouble.
The intriguing part of the equation is that when we serve others, we are serving Christ. For in as much as we’ve done it unto the least of these, we’ve done it unto Him. Matthew 25:40
Today we will have opportunities to serve others in a variety of ways.
Remembering who we are ultimately serving makes a huge difference in how we serve.
It motivates us to want to serve more…and complain less.