The Man Minute sixty second investments in Christ-like manhood
Slavery is a word that carries with it images of a blight on our history as Americans. Slaves own nothing, for they are owned. They are literally held in bondage to another owner's will. They have no real decision making power. No ability to buy, sell, or trade. They have no ability to leverage their will on anything.
In the New Testament, Paul uses the same word to describe followers of Christ. Slaves. When you decided to become a follower of Jesus, you became a "slave" to God and His righteousness (Romans 6). Here's the ironic X-factor of slavery in God's eyes: when you are bound to Christ, you become chained to freedom. He is your owner, and your owner has set you free from the imprisonment created by a heart that was once bent toward self-destruction. A follower of Christ, a true follower, a slave, still understands that he owns nothing. Understands that he still has a Master, and that his Master makes all the decisions. The difference is, those who are in bondage to Christ have been given the gift of being bound to the heart of God so that they are not bound to being tossed any which way the master of this world chooses them to go. We are bound to freedom, for it is truth that has set us free.
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. - Jesus
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