Ye are bought with a price; be ye not servants of men. 1 Cor 7:23.
After the salvation experience we become a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things pass away and behold, all things become new according to 2 Cor 5:17. We start a new journey in our life. Our way of living and thinking changes because Jesus has now bought us back through his precious blood sacrifice of himself. We become his servants to live for him and not ourselves.
Now, I do not how you are, but when I buy something it becomes mine. It becomes my possession and I take care of it. Now it depends on what I bought to determine the degree of care that is taken to protect that purchase. For instance, if I purchase a house or a new vehicle immediately insurance is bought to protect that purchase from being a flop! I know how the worldly systems works, so much care is taken to make sure my family is taken care of if tradegy strikes, such as an unexpected fire.
Now Jesus bought us with his blood when he died on the cross for our sins. We all know this, but do you realize that you became his possession at the moment you confessed him as Lord of your life? You became his servant. He took you as his own and you are now a child of the King of the universe! Now if he is Lord of our lives then we must die to our selfish desires and ways and not be servants of men.
Jesus being Lord of our lives means he is our protector and provider. When the world throws us a bad curve ball he catches it! When someone curses us and despitefully uses us he becomes our big brother and takes care of our enemies for us! What we have to do is become his humble servant and realize he is Lord of our lives. So be free and serve Jesus Christ with all your heart.
This devotion was written by the heart of Pat James. You may comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.