Why Should We Serve God?

I have some observations about Religious people especially Christians and Muslims. I have come to notice that most religious people serve God for personal gain, that is, because of what they stand to enjoy, like prosperity, success, sound health, protection and above all eternal life; going to paradise and not hell. My question now is, are we serving God for the right reason?

Are this reasons enough to keep us in the the presence of God? If all these benefits were taken away from someone would he still serve God has he used to? For example, I want to assume Job (the one whom God gave Satan permission to bring affliction upon him in order to test his love for God) is both in the Bible and Al-Qur’an.

Therefore if everyone love God for the things we stand to gain is that a true love? Is that the kind of love that God requires of us? Shouldn't we just love and worship God for the sake of loving him alone for being the creator of everything?

Please let share out critical opinions.

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  • The purpose of serving God should not be because we want something from him like blessings prosperity and the rest but it should be to make heaven. Heaven at last is the ultimate goal of Christianity

    - Nwachukwu Kingson - 2019-10-05 08:54:02 Quote

  • Most people serve God this days basically when they have problems,and immediately he answers their prayers and take away those problems,they backslide.That's not what God wants from us,he wants us to always serve him  in truth and Holiness, regardless of any life challenges.

    - Kayode Kemi - 2019-10-05 09:12:02 Quote

  • People no longer serve God because he ought to be served,service to Got these days is now based on the blessings that they tend to get from serving Him,  and as a result when some people are having a smooth run in life they don't mind God except when the going gets tough

    - Orjichukwu justice - 2019-10-05 10:18:52 Quote

  • God is the main reason of our existence and we are doing ourselves good by serving in him.It is wriotten in his word that the even if we human refuse to serve God,he will bring up a stone to praise himself because GOD as been before the world and he will be after the world is no more and we are just like a pencil in his eyes.

    - Abimbola Ojetokun - 2019-10-05 15:53:17 Quote

  • Most people serve God only when they need something for him. Serving God should be done at all time so when we ask something from him, it will be easily granted. It is like saving money and taking it when you need it. The earlier, the betterm

    - Oluwapelumi Adebayo - 2019-10-05 15:56:14 Quote

  • I think we all need to do a rethink on why we should really serve God. As a matter of fact God decided to create us humans in his image and likeness so we would be able to reckon with Him, one on one, in spirit and in truth. God even said in the holy book that if we can't serve or praise him, He'd raise stones to serve Him. But we won't wnt that to happen during our time, would we?. So we should just serve God, not becaue of His promise, but because He is our Maker, The Creator of the Universe.

    - Shofodun Tobi - 2019-10-05 15:56:35 Quote

  • Serving God for the sake of obtaining God's blessings, sound health etc. Shouldn't be our top priority in serving God regardless of our religion! Because, He has already paid the price for us by dieying on the cross of cavary. Our aim of serving God should be based on to emulate the life of Christ and also preparing to meet our maker in paradise. 

    - IYAJI MONDAY OGAR - 2019-10-05 15:56:38 Quote

  • Being genuine in our act of serving the Lord should be our priority but if you notice telling people that the Lord will provide, protect, gives hope actually draws them to God and along the way strengthen their relationship with God.

    - Inem David - 2019-10-05 16:44:05 Quote

  • This has gotten some people so much confusion, but we all need to ask a question "why are we created to this life?" All human being are created on a purpose not only to com and flex or do irrelevant things and much more. And the purpose is to come and serve God because he's bestowing lots of his blessing on everyone.

    So, we don't need to be ungrateful to him, meaning by serving God we are showing gratitude.

    - Samuel Ayomide - 2019-10-05 17:59:46 Quote

  • The reasons for serving God are uncountable

    A true Christian have to serve God everyday of his life even though you are in a comfortable situation or not, because God is our creator and our provider and in him we put our trust.

    - Osas Nice - 2019-10-05 18:21:48 Quote

  • The purpose of serving God should not be for what we stand to gain but to chase after righteousness and think if even always, most of us don't think where we are going when we live this Earth many even believe there is no place call heaven. We should search our heart and serve God whole heartedly.

    - Sayaolu Remilekun - 2019-10-05 18:38:16 Quote

  • This is a very beautiful topic, I must say. Your views and observations are very critical.

    First off, I'd like to point out the fact that God is a supreme being. "You alone deserves to be worshipped and You alone deserves to be asked for help"(Qur'an 1:5). It is then important to know that there's nothing we can do to benefit Him, He wants no rewards for whatever He provides us with. So even though some people only believe and worship Him for the sake of they can get in return, it'd be quite unreasonable to think there's anything we can do aside asking. 

    You are very correct about the selfish nature of man also. We only worship Him for the things we want to gain. And even though our faith can't be as strong as Job and very pious preceeding messangers of God, we ought to create the real love that's meant to be: the love of God for His love for us.

    Lastly, being alive, breathing, sustaining together with all the favours you mentioned are things to be thankful for you know. And even if they aren't enough evidence to support the claim of love for God, it should and can be part of it.

    - Farihan Sodiq - 2019-10-05 19:50:13 Quote

  • This is a very beautiful topic, I must say. Your views and observations are very critical.

    First off, I'd like to point out the fact that God is a supreme being. "You alone deserves to be worshipped and You alone deserves to be asked for help"(Qur'an 1:5). It is then important to know that there's nothing we can do to benefit Him, He wants no rewards for whatever He provides us with. So even though some people only believe and worship Him for the sake of they can get in return, it'd be quite unreasonable to think there's anything we can do aside asking. 

    You are very correct about the selfish nature of man also. We only worship Him for the things we want to gain. And even though our faith can't be as strong as Job and very pious preceeding messangers of God, we ought to create the real love that's meant to be: the love of God for His love for us.

    Lastly, being alive, breathing, sustaining together with all the favours you mentioned are things to be thankful for you know. And even if they aren't enough evidence to support the claim of love for God, it should and can be part of it.

    - Farihan Sodiq - 2019-10-05 19:50:48 Quote

  • The Bible says serve the Lord your God with all your heart and might. If you are diligently doing God's work you wouldn't have the mindset of the benefit you stand to gain. God is a rewarded of those who diligently seek him. We shouldn't serve God because of bread and water, he is more than that and he deserves all our praise.

    - Christopher Peace - 2019-10-05 22:35:10 Quote

  • God rewards those who diligently serve him. If you really love God from your heart, you will not serve God for the things you stand to gain. For been alive and for the food you eat and even for the beauty of creation is enough to serve God wholeheartedly without expecting things in return.

    - Onekeneke prince - 2019-10-05 23:39:29 Quote

  • My own view is that whether we serve God or not He  still bless us, why am I serving HIM ? Is  it because of this worldly things? Or because I want people to see me serving HIM. As for me am serving HIM because HE commanded me to do so,HE is my lord and creator, so I have to obey HIM.

    - Abubakar Hassan - 2019-10-05 23:52:56 Quote

  • We have to serve God with all our hearts body and soul. We have to reverence him in our own diverse ways of worship be it Islamic religion, christianity etc. We should not run to him only when we have troubles. But God is an ever merciful God he will still deliver us

    - Udeh Chukwusom - 2019-10-06 07:22:58 Quote

  • Adewale if the reason you are worshipping God is only for the benefits you will derived from Him then you are making a big mistake. The Bible made us to worship God in spirit and in truth. The Bible also admonish us to seek the kingdom of God first and other things will be added upon us. God is worshipped because He is our father,creator,personal lord,saviour and above all our all & all.

    - IFEANYI NWOKEDI - 2019-10-06 11:27:21 Quote

  • By my Christian faith we are thought that God created us to love him, serve him in this world and to be happy with him in the next.with this i dont think that we need any reason to love and serve him.its the primary reasom of why God created us

    - Ugwuodo Stanley - 2019-10-06 12:21:18 Quote

  • Nowadays some people serve God only when they are in need of something, but I think serving God should be basically for the purpose of appreciation, at least for the life he have given us.

    - Iyk Nelly - 2019-10-06 18:38:23 Quote

  • Serving God because of personal gains will only be short lived. You should serve God because you love him and only he deserves that praise and worship and adoration. Serve him to the point that even when things go wrong, we still love him to the very end. 

    - Temiloluwa Amurawaiye - 2019-10-12 16:52:19 Quote

  • The fact that God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omnipresent should give us the impression to serve Him. He has all the power, ability and strength and non can confront Him to ask Him what He does. We should remember also that we are not sufficient of ourselves but know that our sufficiency is in Him. So serve Him. God bless.

    - Timothy Dayo - 2019-10-12 22:09:53 Quote

  • We must to, its a must because we are in a very difficult and wicked world. So its a must to serve God and if you don't then you will serve the world and when the world passes away so shall you pass with it.

    - Okufuye Gbenga - 2019-10-13 17:29:31 Quote

  • Some people has choose to serve God because of worldly things which it not right, has for me and my family we will serve the lord for he is he that give and take away.

    - Oreofe Elijah - 2019-10-13 19:48:02 Quote

  • Most people already turn serving God to business not because of loving him or other things but for profit making,,,most people are serving God not because of the eternity but because of what they will eat,,,I wonder some churches are not even preaching about the everlasting home but how you can become rich....

    - Omotowa Moses - 2019-10-14 09:55:19 Quote

  • The Holy Bible admonish us to first seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, other things will be added upon us. Those who serve God in truth and spirit do so not on the aftermath benefits but just for serving and worshipping God.

    - IFEANYI NWOKEDI - 2019-10-14 13:34:04 Quote

  • must say in this our generation people serve God when they’re in need or desperate for a favor which is not fair.. God is the creator of the earth and that alone should make us show him much love and affection for giving us life and good health. God deserves more than what we give him

    - Raymond Samuel - 2019-11-29 10:53:07 Quote

  • must say in this our generation people serve God when they’re in need or desperate for a favor which is not fair.. God is the creator of the earth and that alone should make us show him much love and affection for giving us life and good health. God deserves more than what we give him, whether you like it or not.

    - Enobong Archibong - 2019-12-03 11:59:02 Quote

  • In my opinion I don't think we should serve God because of ur selfish reasons or what we are going to benefit from serving him.

    As humans we are entitled to be loyal to God for numerous reasons,for example a book in the bible to be precise the bible book of revelation 4:11-made it clear that he is worthy to receive the glory and honor and power,because he created everything and because of his will we all came into existence.

    So the point there is that he gave us life and he also sustains us so we have every reason to always be grateful and faithful to God.

    - Clinton Onate - 2019-12-11 08:45:05 Quote

  • We should serve God not for our selfish reasons but because he deserves us to serve him. If we base our service to God because of gains then we will miss the mark entirely because they are short-lived but when we serve him because we love him, then His kingdom of external life becomes ours.

    - Victor Ogbonnaya onuoha - 2019-12-12 12:01:30 Quote

  • From Islamic point of view, we were all created for the sole purpose of Worshipping Allah. Worship in the sense that we give gratitudes to Him everyday for bringing us into life without consulting anyone and to Him we shall return.

    He has given us every guidelines we need to live a successful and enjoyable life both here on earth and the Hereafter. So the least we can do for all the Bounties He has bestowed upon us is to Love Him with no Conditions and Strings attached.

    - Musa Idris - 2019-12-13 11:29:01 Quote

  • I feel it's a common characteristic of humans that if u don't have something to offer they can't associate with u, that's why alot of pple serve God, but it is wrong, we are meant to serve God for all what he has done in our lives and being our creator 

    - Makanjuola Boluwatife - 2019-12-13 12:22:38 Quote

  • God created us to serve him, he loved us even before we were born. We shouldn't serve God because we stand to gain something. First of God has given us all things, all things not somethings but all things.the only way to access that is if we believe! So don't serve God because you stand to gain something. Christianity is not a tradition. It's you potraying the Love of God and it's a personal race

    - Fejiro Itimi - 2019-12-17 11:37:31 Quote

  • It is true that most people serve God because of what they want to gain but God Almighty said in the holy Al-qur'an that he created human being because of nothing but to serve and worship him.most people of nowadays worship God when they need help from God.

    - Sarumi Habeebllah folaji - 2020-01-08 15:38:54 Quote

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