Does God Want Us to Serve Him?

Does God Want Us to Serve Him?

I do not think so.

As the Providence, the History has developed, God could show his heart, love, care, worry, grief, sorrow, pain, anger and longing, desire, hope to humanity.

The fallen men so often misunderstood Him, fearing and serving His angels.

The Absolute Being can not relate directly to the relative, ceaselessly changing, immature people. His messengers dominated, and the wrath of God ideas started, God-fearing parents taught their children. How painful it was for Heavenly Parent!

Because that He is.

His long awaited, most beloved son, Jesus Christ has known it, since his early childhood. God was his real father, and took care of him in the midst of outcast, misunderstanding, tribulations. He watched all his steps, embraced his heart, and guided and taught him everything, day by day, step by step. By the time arrived, Jesus was prepared to fulfill the greatest task ever. He did not only want to make Heavenly Father happy. Jesus truly understood the core of the Eternal Heart. Our God is a parent. An Absolute Parent can not leave a devoted child behind.

Although, all the humanity for thousands of years were ignorant, still it is today, He never gave it up. Despite all the suffering, He was looking for the champions of love among our ancestors, among us.

Parents never want their children to be servants, they want to give everything, the best education, medical care, quality time, teaching everything they know and discover the whole Nature, having fun together. A servant is limited to these.

Jesus proclaimed His love, His heart, like noone else before. He did not serve God, he lived with Him in a mind and body unity. Starting to spread the news, people were and still hesitate to get rid of their old concepts. The whole Universe shows the examples of God, like a textbook, His teachings and guidance are all around us. Yet, we want to “follow”, “believe”, “serve”.

How could any parent ever wish children to “follow”, “believe”, “serve” him or her?

Any parent who has a deep, real, eternal connection to God, who was named Father.

God is not someone, sitting in a throne far away. He is our parent, whom our ancestors left, and with whom we find struggling to relate in an unchanging, eternal way due to our old concepts and convenient habits.

Do not “serve” God.

Do not “believe” God.

Do not “follow” God.

Love God, live with Him. Listen to Him. He knows all the sciences, He is the greatest composer, performer, storyteller, knows the best jokes, delights us in the valley of shades. He wants to be always with us. He is our parent. Eternal, unchanging, loving, caring.

Love Him!

JD

Jacob’s Strategy and Esau’s Sorrowful Wailing

Today, when reviewing Biblical history, you cannot deny that providential leaders must pioneer the reverse course. If the foundation was not only lost but destroyed, you must use the same genuine part in order to repair it. Thus, restoration through indemnity had to go the reversal course.

In the restoration course of Esau and Jacob, because the younger brother stole the birthright that belonged to his older brother, Jacob had to go the twenty-one years of drudgery. Can you imagine how hard and painful his life was while serving in the house of Laban? He spent months and years filled with many difficulties. An ordinary person, especially a man, would not able to endure and remain in such a situation. What kind of person was his uncle? Laban was a thief. Despite this painful situation, Jacob endured all hardships and difficulties, for twenty one years, without uttering complaints. Because of his attitude, Heaven looked after him as he went through this lonely path, without being recognized by anyone. In this situation, ironically, a person who seemed to be on the verge of perishing never perished; but the person who looked strong and prosperous ended up perishing.

Then when Jacob returned to Esau’s home, how did he prepare to meet his brother? He sent flocks of 50 to 60 sheep over to him several dozens of times. If he had sent and offered his flocks and herds altogether at once, Jacob would have been greeting him only one time. By dividing his herds and flocks in several dozens of groups and sending them over several dozen times, he created opportunities for his servants to greet Esau, all these dozens of times. Think of this. How meticulous and precise his strategy was? After all these offerings, when Jacob met his brother Esau finally, he greeted showing a hundred times more appreciation than the sum total of all the gifts of herds and flocks. There were four hundred men surrounding Esau who witnessed all the gifts of flocks of sheep that were offered.

Then, when Jacob finally met his older brother Esau, he did not say, “Hi my brother, how have you been?” He praised Esau calling him, “My lord, my older brother.” As he approached where Esau was, Jacob bowed down to the ground seven times while saying to Esau, such as, “For to see your face is like seeing the face of God.” He did this deliberately. Notice, he did not run up to him. Had he ran to his brother, do you know what could have happened to him? Facing the soldiers who were prepared to kill him, in order to avoid any harm, he moved forward while bowing and shedding tears.

This environment that was created by his efforts moved his brother, and then Esau embraced Jacob. Jacob cried out while pressing his face to Esau’s, saying, “My lord, here the sinner is finally visiting you. Even if I say my gratitude thousands of times, it is not enough. So, please kill me right here for my sin against you.” Hearing such a plea, Esau accepted his gifts. Although Esau never had a loving heart, he could not take any action against Jacob. So, he accepted the gifts.

Who then could realize that it was the turning point in the history of Heaven and earth that these two brothers had reconciled and become as one, shedding tears for each other? This event was just one man who acted at one moment. However, its content turned upside down countless years of the history of Heaven and earth. At this moment, an unimaginable change in the standard of value took place. Who would have known that it would have set the foundation that makes possible turning Hell into Heaven?

Absolute Faith and Absolute Love
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
October 9, 1994

Parable of the conscientious steward

“What sort of servant, then, is faithful and wise enough for the master to place him over his household to give them their food at the proper time? Happy that servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment. I tell you solemnly, he will place him over everything he owns. But as for the dishonest servant who says to himself, ‘My master is taking his time”, and sets about beating his fellow servants and eating and drinking with drunkards, his master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know. The master will cut him off and send him to the same fate as the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.”

Matthew 24:45-51

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