It is no secret that the world is getting more self-centered with each passing day. In certain church circles, topics like material prosperity and creeds of self-help are taking priority over the humble teachings found in the Scriptures. Even volunteer opportunities have turned into a social media hashtag event of being noticed. All of this adds up to a self-serving focus of getting rather than giving.
God desires, however, that His people would have an active faith by serving. First Peter 5:5b says, “All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another.” To clothe yourself with humility literally means to put an apron on of service, much like Jesus did while serving His disciples. Perhaps this was the very example and model Peter had in mind as he wrote this verse.
Apron Of Service looks at the attitude and meaning of putting on the Apron of Service as well as how serving connects to the overall Christian lifestyle. Embracing the understanding of serving as laid out in the Scriptures is vital to growing and living out the Christian faith.