As we continue our journey through the "Judges" of Israel we come to Abdon. Abdon was the son of Hillel the Pirathonite and he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy young donkeys. Abdon judged Israel eight years. Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mountains of the Amalekites. This is all the bible says about Abdon. Abdon name means to work, to serve, or servant.
There is something we can learn from Abdon name and life. Abdon was a wealthy man but apparently that didn't deter him from having a servant's heart. In a world full of I got mine now you get yours type of thinking we see a man who names means to serve. God isn't against wealth but God is against wealth at the expense of relationship with Him. God is more concern with how you use your resources than the amount of resources you have.
Let us heed the biblical warning not to gain the whole world and lose our soul! Abdon was a man of wealth but his name indicates that he was always willing to serve. You are never too BIG to serve and you never reach a status where you are not called to SERVE. Remember greatness is the eyes of the kingdom is the one who is willing the serve the most.
Scripture Reference: Judges 12