In our modern global culture, terms like slaves and servants have a certain repulsive element – and rightfully so. As we see in various biblical passages, in the New Testament era, many servants or slaves were more like we would view employees – not identical, but similar.
Romans 6:17–18 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
Romans 6:22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
Most of us work for someone – even when we are self-employed, there is a sense in which we conduct ourselves to meet the expectations of those around us. In those terms, we are either employed by Satan and sin or we switch jobs and become employed by God for righteousness. We are employed by one or the other. Today, take a moment to consider the blessing of being a servant of God instead of servant of Satan.