Thursday, May 19, 2016

Servitude for God: Freedom from All Bondage

"O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds." (Psalm 116: 16)

What does it mean to be a servant of the Lord?

For many, they believe that they must toil and strive, work as hard as they can to do things for God.

In fact, we have an account when one of God's most ardent followers tried to serve Him:

"Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (Acts 10: 38-42)

Martha was too busy trying to serve God, and yet she was not serving Him.

Mary rested at His feet and received His Word.

Mary served the Lord Jesus.

As we receive the Word of God, we are set free from bondages, error, and lies:

"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8: 31-32)

What is servitude to our Lord, then?

Allow Him to set you  free, and to have His life abundantly! (John 10: 10)

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