Which of these slaves are you
The two slaves.
Who is your master? One is materialism. One is Christ.
With the materialist master you are a slave to keeping up with the Jones. The more you have, the more you want. The more you want the harder you will work to get it. The harder you work for it the unhappier you will be, the more in dept you become, the more tired you become and the more frustrated you become. It is like being a hamster on a wheel, you constantly run but get nowhere.
When Jesus becomes your king, he is your master and you are His servant. He will have a specific duty for you in His kingdom. He will provide the tools and encouragement to succeed. He will reward you with deep satisfaction. As you progress on your duty you are drawn closer and closer into the ultimate love relation and discover joy like none other.
So Christ himself gavethe apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christmay be built upuntil we all reach unityin the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of Godand become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13 New International Version.
Can you be a turtle and an eagle at the same time?
Then neither can you serve the materialistic master and Jesus. You must choose which one you will dedicate your life to.
“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 6:15-16 New International Version
My question to you is: which one are you?
Prayer: Jesus my beloved King, I thank You for the splendid privilege of being Your humble servant. Please guide my words and actions so that they will glorify my magnificent King. In Your Lordships name I thank You and request this privilege. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.