Serving God #1 – SlavesDaily Thoughts
Romans 6:17 “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness”
Scripture describes us serving as multiple persons, because each ‘person’ is important to our motive and attitude towards towards service. We serve God as…
#1 – Slaves
When David defeated Goliath, the Bible says that the Israelites won all the Philistine soldiers as their slaves. Before we gave our lives to Christ, we were owned by the Devil, he was our Master. But when Jesus defeated the Devil at the cross, he won us all over to his side, just as David did to the Philistines. Because of this victory, we are no longer slaves to sin, but slaves to Christ and to righteousness.
We are slaves of God. We serve because we must.
Therefore this first zone of serving God shows that really there is no other way to live! We have a duty to give our lives to Christ because of his sacrifice, and we are indebted to him forever. God has total control of my life and I am indebted to serve him forever!