Self-Important Celebrity or Invisible Servant

Invisible servants on earth are visible celebrities in Heaven.

In society and in The Church celebrities have the red carpet rolled out for them, the spot lights and the search lights are on bright and focused on them and their events, and great fanfare and praise is given for their contributions to society and for their ministry to The Church in… entertainment!

Movies, sports, music, books, feel-good preaching, humor, anything that entertains and keeps people distracted from the harsh realities of life and sin is considered praiseworthy.

“Everything they do is done for people to see… they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces…

[But] the greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

‭‭~ Matthew‬ ‭23:5-12‬

Jesus taught His disciples that the world and even “The Church” of that day (represented by the religious leaders) had things upside down. For them “up” had become “down,” and “wrong” had become “right,” and as a result the “visible” had become “invisible.”

The wrong people were “visible” and being considered praiseworthy; it was instead those who were “invisible” and served at the lowest level that Heaven “visibly” saw as being at the highest level and worthy of being celebrated.

In what realm are you considered a celebrity? On earth, or in Heaven? In society, or in Heaven? In The Church, or in Heaven? And in which realm will you walk on a red carpet? The earthly red carpet of self-importance that “visible celebrities” have rolled out for them, or the heavenly red carpet of Christ-like self-sacrifice that “invisible servants” will be honored with in Heaven by Jesus Christ Himself?

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