Servant or Slave?

The message version of Galatians 5:1 says  “1 Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.”

servant: a person who is in the service of another

slave: a person who is the property of another ; under the domination of

hmmm… Jesus told us to serve on another in love. He never said to be a slave to one another. It is amazing to me when you really stop and think about it how much this world tries to enslave us. Whether through being enslaved to people, things, looks, religion…..

Jesus came to give us freedom, not enslave us. Yes, we belong to Him.. but only if we choose to serve Him. He gives us free will. It is mind blowing to me how Jesus let us choose Him but so many times we allow other people to put harnesses of slavery on us. If you are a slave to one thing, you can’t serve something else. Jesus set us free so we could live in freedom to serve Him and others.

What has you enslaved? Are a slave or are you living in freedom as a servant of the most High God?

Take a Stand against slavery!

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