“You may be an ambassador to England or France
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls
It may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.”
Taken from “Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan
This Grammy award winning song, penned by the great singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan, in 1979, underscores an uncomfortable truth. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all serve somebody. One may defiantly state that they bow down to no one, but unless one lives totally off the grid, on an uncharted and deserted island, there is still someone to whom they must answer. Our Lord Jesus elevated this truth and declared that it was not only a person; we may become enslaved to any possession or desire that takes the place of God.
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.
Matthew 6:24 (NLT)
Many years ago, I attended a Bible conference where the Pastor bluntly stated to the attendees, “If you are not serving God, you are serving the devil.” At that time, I was shocked, even offended, and looking around the room confirmed that others felt likewise. As harsh a statement that this was, there was an uncomfortable truth. If I am not serving God, then who am I serving? If I claim to be a Christian, shouldn’t I embrace this?
Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.
Psalms 119:91 (NLT)
Regardless of whether one acknowledges this fact, God created us and everything serves His plans. You gotta serve somebody. Why not follow God who can save your soul, grant you eternal life, and allow you to share in the unimaginable glory of Heaven?
Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.