What jumps out?
The last part of verse 2: "--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve;"
While this section is for elders, this verse speaks to me. Don't do things just because you have to! Do it because you want to!
God wants me to have a willing heart to serve others without thought of what's in it for me. No room for selfishness here!
Area of development:
Building a love relationship with Jesus Christ.
Cultivate in my heart a willingness to serve others as You desire me to do. Amen.
**Care to join me this week? Read 1 Peter 5 and share your insights in the comments! If you'd like to post your insights on your blog, just leave a link to that post in the comments of this one.