Of Jesus, it says;
“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:7)
He took the form of a servant. I had never seen that before and cannot yet begin to comprehend the full impact of what it means for me. “the form of a servant.”
I have gone through my life thinking that I was free to be whatever I wanted to be. But in reality, whichever way I choose and whatever I choose to do I am a servant. The question is, “Do I serve sin or do I serve righteousness?”
Until I chose to be born again by the grace and power of God, I was the absolute servant of sin. The main sin being self interest and my rightness.
After I was born of God, I did not automatically stop serving sin or being the servant of sin. No, but then I had received the power (kjv) or authority to choose to be the servant of another (John 1:12). Now I can choose to be the servant of God and righteousness. I do this by choosing to obey the word of God.
No matter where we are or what we do we are always servants. The question for me is will I serve sin unto death or because of the grace of God will I serve righteousness unto life everlasting.
I am learning to choose better and I pray that you are as well.
Let us each one learn more faithfulness.