slaves

English: page with text of Epistle to the Roma...
English: page with text of Epistle to the Romans 1:1-7 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippians 2:5-9 is where Paul talks about Jesus becoming a slave. It was my reading for today and I was struck by the notion that becoming human may have been the stripping process. John 8:34 quotes Jesus, “everyone who sins is a slave to sin”.  The letter to the Romans reassures us that though we once were slaves to sin, now we [who have believed and relied upon salvation wrought by the Christ] are slaves of righteousness.

All to say that we are not our own:  first we are God’s creation, Genesis 1:26.   We didn’t invent, construct, design or manufacture ourselves.  Second, we truly have been bought with a great price if we receive the gift Christ offers.

Humans are slaves – either to sin or to righteousness.  One leads to death, the other to everlasting life.  I choose life.  Which will you choose?

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