8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
11 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. 14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, 16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
As a servant, it’s not about me. Rather, it’s about the Kingdom of God. This requires me to serve with all humility, not desiring any attention or approval for myself. I need to not get puffed up, lest while showing others the way, I stray off of it. God is our only light and He is the strength of everyone, including the servant.
How does St. Paul show humility in the passage above?
I want to be a humble servant. One who does not ask for rights or attention. Give me the strength in my soul and spirit to serve quietly and with love, only desiring for others to enter Your Kingdom. Amen.