There are two principles – service and selfishness – that will either open the kingdom of heaven or condemn us on the Day of Judgment. Jesus is able to give us grace that we might become His servants and enter the kingdom of heaven.
Our text shows us this morning that this is what His grace does.
We are challenged to examine our hearts and see if we are the Lord’s servants. Believers are also urged to look to Jesus to be strengthened in grace, especially that they might serve others by bringing the Gospel to them.