ALL of us are “slaves” to something.
Want to figure out what you are enslaved by? It is easy to find. What is your biggest passion? What obsesses you? What do you spend the most time thinking about? Is it entertainment? Sex? Money? Sports? Your job? Politics? Fear of COVID? Social justice? Yourself? Say hello to your slavemaster.
The identity of our slavemaster will determine a lot about our lives. It will determine if we are full of peace and joy, or if we are angry and bitter. Some slavemasters are much more destructive than others.
YOU are the worst slavemaster of all. People who live only for themselves, scratching and clawing to get on top, bullying others to get their way, loudly insisting that everyone ‘respect’ them… they are the most miserable wretches alive.
I am the happiest when my slavemaster is Jesus Christ. This is a relationship that I willingly agree to, a slavery that I actually want and strive for. Slavery to Jesus Christ is the most desirable because he offers us freedom, joy, peace, rest, healing, love, happiness.
Many other slavemasters SAY that they will give us these things. But I have found them ALL to be incessant liars…
“Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey — whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness.” Romans 6:16