Thursday, August 20, 2015

God Didn't Create Slaves

It Is Written, Galatians 4:5,  to read deem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
When we think of slavery, most of us think of the classic examples of slavery.  People held against their will, forced to do hard labor.
There are many forms of slavery in everyday life, and we don't even realize it.  The great majority of slavery is self-inflicted.  Let me explain.
Many people struggle with credit card debt, habits that put us in debt, such as drugs, habits that create health problems, such as alcohol, smoking, and drugs.
Then of course there are those who are obsessed with acquiring and having possessions.  Some are slaves to lust, and various other things. Incidentally, lust is not only sexual, but can apply to anything that we look at with that intense a desire.
Anything that causes us to be under control by someone or something, makes us a slave.  God did not intend for us to be slaves to anything.  Some people feel that if you follow God's will, you are His slave.
God sent His Son to save us, His Word to Instruct Us, and the Holy Spirit to Guide Us.  If we follow His will, we can avoid slavery of all kinds.  If you have a free will to decide whether to follow Him or not, you are not His slave, you are free.  It would probably be a very good idea, for all of us to take a look and see if any of this applies to us, and act appropriately.  Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord