Sunday, July 26, 2015

Slave of Sin!

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If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.    Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest.  This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

It is a very heavy burden to be a slave!  Slaves cannot demand anything of their masters, and slaves never have "free time."  In today's world we have decided that slavery is a terrible thing and should not exist anywhere in the world.  But ironically, there are more slaves today than ever before!

Today there are slaves with human masters, and their are slaves of destructive behavior.  Slavery is when your life is controlled by someone or even something!  We use another word for slavery today!  That word is addiction.  When you are addicted to something, anything, that behavior controls your life and mind.  Like a slave you do the will of your master and find no way to be free!

Don't misunderstand the freedom that Jesus offers all men is this: Jesus wants you to become His slave!  You might ask why being the slave of Jesus is better than being the slave of anyone else?  The answer to that is simple.  When you are controlled by Jesus, then you are the slave of God Himself who is your Creator.  When your loving Maker manages your life, He always has your best interests at heart. 

"Lord Jesus, I want to be controlled by You and be Your slave today and every day for the rest of my time on this earth!  Jesus, I know for sure that compared to the master called SIN, Your yoke is easy to bear and your burden is light.  May You be praised forever.  Amen."

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