“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ…” (James 1:1)
In a day where many are concerned about titles and accolades, James reminds us that one of the most important titles we hold is simply “a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Not only did the apostle Paul also call himself “a servant of Jesus Christ” (Rom.1:1), but it is even said of Jesus that He “made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant…” (Phil. 2:7)
James could have bragged that he was an Apostle, a leader of the Church at Jerusalem, and even the brother of Jesus, but he doesn’t do that. He wasn’t trying to lift himself up. He wanted to lift Christ up!
You may be the CEO, or have some high position at your place of employment but remember that, first and foremost, you are “a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.” See, you are not a plumber, or mechanic, or nurse, or (whatever your job title is) that just happens to be a Christian. Rather, you are a Christian that just happens to be a plumber, mechanic, nurse, etc.
So, let’s ask ourselves this question: “How can I best serve Jesus as I go about my day, today?” Or another way to ask it is “As I go about my day, how can I best live out my life as a servant of Jesus Christ?”