Acts 22:6-16, verses 14-15 text.
Our children and students must understand the privilege in being called a “servant of God.” Too often the emphasis is placed on what man can do rather than what God is doing through His servants. Let’s place much importance on the joy, blessing and privilege in being called a “servant of God.”
However, there are certain things we must do and realize before becoming a servant of God. No, serving God is not something you do if you have failed at everything else! It is not something you do in your spare time, etc.
Let us consider some of the qualifications of a servant of God:
FIRST OF ALL, THERE MUST BE A CALLING! VERSES. 14-15.
Realize that you must be chosen of God, whether you are a preacher or not. You were chosen the moment of your salvation.
John 15:16, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
Luke 6:13, “And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles.”
John 15:19, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
Acts 1:24, “And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.”
Acts 10:41, “Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.”
Acts 22:14, “And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.”
Romans 9:21, “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”