Friday, December 21, 2007

Indentured Servitude

Like the indentured servants of old, you and I are bound to Christ. He purchased our salvation and place in Heaven with His blood. Offering our bodies to as a living sacrifice is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1).

Doing His bidding is our reasonable service.

Has He asked you to do something that is unpleasant or humbling? Just remember that He walked and talked with those that no one else would walk and talk with. He cleansed the unclean.

Has He asked you to do something outside your comfort zone? Just remember the Garden of Gethsemene.

Jesus is our perfect example. We are to aspire to be like Him.

He talked with the Father daily. There was a deep connection there.

He understood what was required. He asked for clarification and confirmation.

He was obedient. He did the things He did out of love.

That last one is the kicker. Indentured servants of old were not required to love. Just complete the time period that was agreed upon.

As servants of Christ, we are still indentured but God added another component. Love. It is not optional but part of our reasonable service.

Indentured servitude is a choice, an agreement to the terms. We must serve on HIS terms. We must choose.

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