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Thursday: Free to Be a Slave — 8 Comments

  1. As an African American I can only associate negative with the word slave. You can put any kind of spin you want on it. Christ hated slavery ask the Egyptians. That's why He called me and you Friends. And what a Friend we Have.

    • In my opinion, the "slaves" back then were actually prisoners of war--they didn't have much choice.
      Today a lot of people are "SLAVES" by their own choice. They CHOOSE to be in bondage.

  2. Thats the way I Fell, sorry if it was a little hard to hear. As they say in court, Tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  3. As a human being, I can say that the thought of slavery to another human being is abhorrent. What the Author was getting across is being a slave for God. He is our Creator, gave us life and all enriching gifts to make us happy, keep us safe, and assures us of His love time and time again through the word and the Spirit.
    I too love that He has called us Friend; that's why He created us, and gave us rule over all the creatures of the Earth.

  4. A slave had not choice to do his will at any point of life. Thank God we are not living in an era where slavery is at least abolished by law. So many of us do not know what is real slavery. We read only in books. So we understand a slave just have to do 24 X 7 X 365 the desires of His master.
    We were in bondage to sin. Our loving Lord has redeemed us. Now we have become a voluntary slave to the love of Jesus to do His Will 24 X 7 X 365. "But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness." Romans 6:17,18. There ia a greater reward for doing this.
    "But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life." Romans 6:22. Vow! ETERNAL LIFE.

    • The irony of the whole thing is that when we are in sin we think we are free, I am grown is the mantra of the world. And in being "free" we are really slaves to sin (our behaviour, habits, lifestyle). Now when we accept Christ and follow in His steps we become free to sin and a "slave" to Him. Beloved we will always be a slave or "brainwashed" to something in this life. You choose. I choose to be a "slave" to Christ because he who He set free is free indeed. Funny how God works.


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