In the Old Testament “My Servant “is a title of honor for great men of faith. When this title is bestowed on a person in the Bible it becomes an example of the traits one must have to be called “My Servant” by the God of Heaven.
ABRAHAM: Genesis 26:24, “And the LORD appeared unto him (Isaac – JDS) the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.” A servant of God is obedient to Him.
1 John 2:3, “And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.”
MOSES: Numbers 12:7, “My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.”
A servant of God is steadfast in his service to the Lord. Revelation 14:12, “Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
CALEB: Numbers 14:24, “But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.” A servant of God is bold in the face of opposition. Acts 9:29 speaks of Paul, “preaching boldly in the name of the Lord: and he spake and disputed against the Grecian Jews; but they were seeking to kill him.
DAVID: 2 Samuel 3:18, “Now then do it: for the LORD hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the Philistines, and out of the hand of all their enemies.” A servant of God will seek to rescue others from the bondage of sin and influence of the world. Mark 16:15-16, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
JOB: Job 1:8, “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? A servant of God will fear and reverence God and turn away from evil. 1 Peter 3:11, “Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.”
ELIAKIM: Isaiah 22:20-21, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.” A servant of God will be a faithful steward of the things God has entrusted to him. 1 Corinthians 4:2, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”
Let it not be missed that our Lord Jesus said that those who are obedient to His will are also described as “my servant”. John 12:26, “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.”
Let us all seek to be described by The Lord as “My Servant”.
– Jerry D. Sturgill