Have To? Need To? or WANT To?
For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 1 Corinthians 9:19
There are three reasons for being obedient:
- A slave obeys because he has to.
- An employee obeys because he needs to.
- But a loving son obeys because he wants to.
So many of us live like slaves, obeying out of obligation, when Jesus has said, “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth. But I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father, I have made known unto you” (John 15:15).
I don’t work for my salvation—that work has been done by my Lord. But I will work like any slave for the love of God. What about you?
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