“But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 6:17,18 (NKJV)
In Christ, we are accepted as slaves or servants to righteousness. Sadly enough some people see being “righteous” as a type of slavery they don’t want, something that impedes upon their right to do as they please whenever they please. They treat sin as if it is their freedom to do the “whatever.” Which in today’s society is how people view it as we look pass the consequences of the one and fail to weigh the benefit of the other, of being servants of righteousness. The part we play is being obedient with all our heart to the standard of teaching set by God through Christ as we conform to God’s divine will in thought, purpose, and action. Once we take the blinders off that Satan tries to put on us it becomes obvious that there is no better Master than the Lord himself.
Closing thought: We may not see the immediate benefit or joy of being on the working side of righteousness but they are there. Eternal blessings that outweigh the instant joy we may get from being slaves to sin on earth that has no pardon unless we seek it here on earth. We are given the choice to choose who we want as our master, God or Satan. Slipping ourselves into the equation, as the one we feel should be the master is only a temporary solution with eternal consequences. Bottomline, we can’t serve both God and man, give the throne of your heart to God, you won’t regret it.
Copyright 2007 by Karen J. Gillett @ Pencil Marks and Recipes Publishing