But now that you have been set free from sin
and have become slaves to God,
the fruit you get leads to sanctification.
Romans 6:22 (ESV)
These days there is a great deal of media interest in slavery, the degradation it brought about, and its welcome abolition. Any historic links with slavery are regarded as shameful. By contrast, as Christians, we welcome the concept of being ‘enslaved’ because our ‘slave Master’ is none other than Almighty God! As willing slaves set free from sin, we are able to bear fruit in service to him. Although the concept of happy, willing slaves, seems a contradiction in terms given today’s pre-occupation with the evils of historic slavery, it’s something we can proudly embrace!
Daily Reading: Esther 7