God’s word is, of course, about Him, but He uses it for our benefit, our instruction, and our correction. So why remind us about this heroic act so many times? Because God wants our hearts to be GRATEFUL. He wants us to be grateful for Him and toward him. And too many times, we are not.
But let’s be really honest: Christians are not the only people who believe serving is important, and not all forms of service are done with Christ in mind. This is where gospel-centered becomes an important qualifier in our Habit. The difference between gospel-centered service and service motivated by other things (guilt, duty, forced volunteerism) is that it has a higher purpose and a larger intention.