The real servant has
special characteristics. He is someone who has denied his own self and
honor, in humility and submission to the Lord. He considers himself a
servant, accountable to His master, and cannot do anything of his own
accord. He wearies and tires himself to serve. He does not choose an easy
(Matt 16:24 NKJV) If
anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross, and follow Me.
(Luke 14:27 NKJV) And
whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
(1 Cor 3:8 NKJV) Each
one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
List some of the special characteristics that distinguish the true servant.