Dean Burgon (1818-1888) is best known for his books defending the text of the Bible. He sought to promote the traditional view of the origin and inspiration of the Bible, seeing it as a divinely given Book with a spiritual message.
He championed the Bible’s own rules for its interpretation and these short messages, given to a congregation containing many in domestic service, show that method being applied. Carefully assembling the biblical information on the many servants found in Scripture, he makes careful and compelling applications.
We do not live in an age of domestic service, but the principles identified by Burgon are equally applicable to those employed in secular and godless institutions.
A chapter on the servanthood of Christ movingly commends and dignifies service of all kinds and is followed by a final chapter on serving the Lord.