Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: Slavery Versus Submission, A Christian Perspective

Posted: March 18, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:1 NLT)

Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year, according to a 2005 report from the U.S. State Department. Though America ranks around 130th out of roughly 164 nations, it still affects the one person involved: the modern slave. Their goal would be to find freedom again.

It would stand to reason, then, that the politically-correct crowd would hate the biblical use in this verse, where God’s people refer to themselves as slaves or servants of God. Our idea is not one of hostage-taking or exploitation, but the realization that we were bought with a price (Jesus’ sacrifice) and understand that life is better when lived according to God’s plan and not our own (submission). No hate, no violence, no exploitation, just a beautiful relationship with the Creator of our life!

Slavery in the world needs to end. No one deserves to live like that. Take a moment today to pray for those held in bondage, that God would keep raising up liberators. Then ask God to help you be ok with being submitted to His plan. Ours leads to heartache, but His always leads to a better life! You are truly loved today!

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