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Which of these slaves are you

Updated on December 17, 2012
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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.

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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good morning michael.

      Yes we need to always ask the Holy Spirit to help us examine our spiritual selves every day.

      Good morning always exploring

      Sorry you take offence at the use of the word slave,

      If however you ever work with alcoholics or drug addicts you will understand slave. If you see the way people are addicted to materialism you will see how it truly enslaves them and thier lives are very miserable.

      If you talk with those who have recovered from addictions most will indeed say they were enslaved to it.

      May God bless you with a free heart to worship and serve Him.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I don't like the word slave. I know it is used frequently in the bible. There are so many who are living in bondage throughout the world. A better question to ask, do we love God? Do we help those in need through charity? I believe if we love God our answer is yes.. Thank you teacher joe...

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      michael rivers1 

      5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

      Great point Teacher Joe. We need to daily conduct heart inspections to check our love for God compared to all else.

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