YL Freedom Walk Malawi Devotions: Day 5

Freedom From Sin

Luke 16:13 (Amp)
No servant is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise the other. You can not serve God and mammon (riches, or anything in which you trust and on which you rely).

The key words in this passage are; servant, serve and master. Some versions use the word bondservant synonymous to the word servant or slave. These words are translated from the Greek word “Duolos”.

Going back to the passage the word that makes more sense is “slave” i.e “No slave can to serve two masters…” {paraphrased}. While a servant can work two or three jobs it is virtually impossible for a slave to have two masters. Only one master has the right of ownership of the slave and can do with him or her what so ever he pleases. All that the slave owns belongs to the master. Children born to the slave becomes slaves to the master.

Like wise we can not be slaves to both God or the devil. We were born in the slave family of Adam hence slaves to the father of lies through the original sin.

Romans 6:18 (ESV)
and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

We have been purchased by the blood of the lamb and now slaves to righteousness. Ownership has changed and thus must we be obedient to the one true master God alone.

Better yet we are more than slaves;

freedom

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 (ESV)

Oh what great joy to be liberated from the hard task master. How dare we run back to him…

Prayer.
Freedom from condemnation. There’s therefore no condemnation for those that are in Christ.

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

  1. Rachel Tiwonge Mjathu says:

    amazing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s