(1 Samuel 2:1-36) The sons of Eli were not carrying out their duties as servants of God but rather servants of themselves. God saw this and gave a warning of how they would have to pay for their sinful behavior.
No matter what position we are in, or where we are called to serve, we are always in God’s sight. He knows our heart and our true motivation behind every action. It may be easy to think that things done in secret can go without consequences but it is God who can see those secrets always and bring us under judgement.
When we are serving, what is our heart? Are we truly serving God or ourselves? I desire that the Holy Spirit would work in my heart to keep my acts of service pure, and a true response to Christ living in me.