How to Find Freedom From 'Slavery'
For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ. You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men (1 Corinthians 7:22-23).
You might be surprised to hear that you see slaves each and every day. You interact with them. You might live with one or two. Or, it’s very possible you’re a slave yourself. Now you may be thinking, “That’s impossible. Slavery is illegal!” Yes, it is… in some forms.
There are some who are slaves, for example, to their work. We call that workaholism, and it’s perfectly legal. Others are slaves to things. We call that materialism – another form of legal slavery. There are those who are slaves to others because they have an insatiable desire to please people.
So as you can see, slavery can be completely legal; but it’s not okay. You see, whatever you enslave yourself to apart from God is an idol, taking your attention off of your heavenly relationship and replacing it with things that will always let you down.
But the good news is that you can break free! You don’t have to live in bondage to things. How do you do that? You become a slave to God, putting away those worldly idols that will always let you down, and living your life to bring Him glory.
Break the ties with the worldly idols that enslave you and live your life to love and serve Jesus Christ!