The power of serving

I have enjoyed on a number of occasions having the opportunity to fly business or first class.  Wow, what a cool feeling.  I must admit their appeared to be a sense of empowerment from the service that was provided me.  I really did like being pampered, in fact,  I think I could really begin to like being served.  But I also think their is a real danger if we do not keep in balance “the scales between serving and being served.”  I believe we were created to serve God and mankind.  How profound was this message to the Israelites?;  In order to teach them the importance of serving God, God sent them into captivity serving the Babylonians.  He went them to do this for 70 years.  A 70-year training program in serving — now that is something to think about.