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Published On: Thu, Aug 8th, 2013

Son or Slave

Son or Slave

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“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  (II Timothy 1:7) (KJV)

[gn_pullquote align=”left”]Our master didn’t just buy us on probation–he out-and-out adopted us, making us his dearly beloved children–his heirs! You don’t have to work to keep his love–you already have it.[/gn_pullquote]

Benjamin carefully wrapped the porcelain glass. He did not want the glass to shatter least he displease his master. Benjamin lived in constant fear of making a mistake and losing his master’s favour.

Fear–and pride–drove much of Benjamin’s actions, although he would never admit it, even to himself. In his mind, he was striving to be the very best servant he could possibly be. He studied his master’s rules, and strained every ounce of his energy to keep them. Why, he even helped teach other servants of his master’s ways. He wanted so desperately to please his master!

One day, Jonathan made a startling discovery. He was in the middle of elaborating on his master’s rules to another servant, David, when David stopped him abruptly.

“Benjamin,” David stated, “I can’t fault your actions, but I think you’re forgetting the most important thing of all. Do you know you’re really a son, not a slave?”

Benjamin started in surprise. What did David mean?

David clarified. “Our master didn’t just buy us on probation–he out-and-out adopted us, making us his dearly beloved children–his heirs! You don’t have to work to keep his love–you already have it. Nothing you do can change it. Look what He wrote on your deed of purchase.”

Benjamin strained to see the words on the deed: It is finished. Three simple words, yet quite profound. Why had he never noticed them before? Benjamin read the rest of the deed more carefully–David was right! He’d been adopted as a son–a dearly beloved son. And, though he had not a penny to his own name, his master–his father–had made him an heir.

It took some time for this reality to really sink in to Benjamin’s heart. But as it did, his whole life began to transform.

[gn_pullquote align=”right”]Friends, Jesus Christ has redeemed us by His blood and made us His Children and not slave![/gn_pullquote]

While many of his actions remained the same, his whole perspective on them changed. As he handled the porcelain glasses now, he carefully packaged them, not out of fear, but out of love and gratitude! He no longer merely taught his master’s rules to others; he shared of his master’s love. He now spoke with his master, not as a distant master to be feared, but as a loving father to whom he could confide his every thought and whose instruction he could trust absolutely. He obeyed his master out of love and trust rather than from fear.

Joy and peace gradually replaced the fear and pride that had ruled his heart for so long. What a difference it made to live as a son!

Friends, Jesus Christ has redeemed us by His blood and made us His Children and not slave! Let us too do the will of will not with fear to please our Saviour but with fullness of love! For Bible says,

“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” (Galatians 4:4-7) Amen.

Abad of Jesus Christ,

  Stulo Robinson.S.

 

 

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