Since slavery is a vestige of history, we no longer use terms like “master” and “slave” in the normal course of living. Yet, their meanings are by no means incomprehensible to us.
That Jesus is the Master and we are the slaves is language entirely appropriate and with which we today can feel very comfortable. We know His self-sacrificial love and so He is like no human master we have ever read about – for what human master has given his life for his slaves?
This Master is all wise as well as all loving. His commands are for our benefit, not His.
In fact, for a slave of Jesus Christ, the most precious gift one can receive is a command from Him. A command from Him will mean life. It will mean purpose. It will mean blessing.
Would you like a command from Him? Start with the Golden Rule: However you want others to treat you, so treat them. If you have not been living for Jesus Christ, and you honestly examine your life, you will find out that you have not been following this rule nearly as much as you have assumed. Truly pursue this rule as a command from the Master and you will find newness of life, purpose, and blessing.
All Hail the Master of all: Jesus Christ our Lord!
Call on His Name: The Master
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.