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His Bondslave

December 15, 2016

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His Bondslave

There are good,  dedicated slaves  —  and not so good slaves.     As Christians,  we should all consider ourselves dedicated slaves  to God  —  but do we?     Do we honestly want  to live  the way God wants us  to live  and serve Him?     Or do we imagine  that  just being “called”  a Christian  will get us into heaven,  no matter how  we live?

Mary,  the mother  of Jesus,  had it right.     When she knew  she was  to be the mother  of the Savior,  she sang  to Elizabeth  in Luke 1:46-48,

My soul  exalts  the Lord,
And my spirit  has rejoiced  in God  my Savior.
For He  has had regard  for the humble state  of His bondslave;
For behold,  from this time on  all generations  will count me blessed.

Mary had always considered herself  a “bondslave”  to the Lord.     Even though  she was just a poor girl engaged  to the carpenter,  Joseph,  they both lived devout lives  —  knowing that whatever their occupation  on earth,  they were  to be serving the Lord.     In that  “humble state”  they did not regard themselves  as better than anyone else  —  or of life  being above their obligation  to serve the LORD,  their Creator,  Redeemer.

A “bondslave” is a slave  —  either voluntarily,  or involuntarily.     They are bound  to serve their master  for whatever reason.     Mary considered herself God’s slave  because God is our Creator,  Redeemer,  Judge.     God has all the power  and authority  to direct  our lives  because He made us.     Enough said.

Mary loved her position  as a “bondslave”  to the LORD  because God was her  “Savior”  and she knew  He loved her.

We need  to recognize  that God is our “Savior”  and that He loves us also.     Therefore,  we need  to rejoice in the Lord  and gladly serve Him  as “His bondslave”.     Whatever our occupation,  we should be serving the Lord.

Resting  in our Master’s love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  let our whole lives serve  and exalt You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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