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If you are a child of God then you are a slave to Christ. What an amazing truth to sit in. The fact that we were slaves to sin, completely unwilling and unable to turn from sin to God & following the prince of the power of the air only causes this next truth to be even that more glorious. "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.." (Ephesians 2:4-6 ESV)
The only begotten Son of God took on the form of a slave (Phil.2:7),
so that the slaves of sin might become both slaves of righteousness and sons of God!
There is no man more free than a slave of Christ. There is no Master more loving, kind, gracious & merciful than the King of Glory. But not only are we slaves to the One who saves, but we are now children of God. No longer children of wrath (Ephesians 2:2) but are now children of righteousness. Heirs with Christ.
Now we have even more reason to worship, more reason to sing, more reason to find our joy in Him alone! Now we have more reason to, with joy, serve our local church to the glory of God! We're not volunteers, but slaves to the One who came not to be served but to serve (Mark 10:45). So I encourage you to right now worship our King by thanking Him for what He's done! Hallelujah! What A Savior!
Resource: if you would like to read more about being a slave to Christ, I highly recommend
Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ
It will greatly challenge the way you think about your life!
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