For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2 New King James Version
Salvation is free but discipleship will cost you your life. Detrick Bonheoffer
Salvation is indeed free. It is only by Christ’s sacrifice that we are saved. It cost us nothing. Once saved however, we are called to a life of service.
In the New Testament time there were what was called bondservants. These were free people who had no means to support themselves and so went to work for rich people.
So too it is with us.
We are free to choose to either accept Christ as out king and thereby become bondservants our to reject Him or remain slaves to Satan.
Before salvation we are Satan’s slaves. His reward is a life of enslavement to sin, worry and anger. Our ultimate reward is an eternal damnation in Hell.
Just as a bondservant could leave his master to serve another the same is true of us.
When we become Christians we leave Satan as our master and accept Christ as our Master. As such, we are called to serve others and thereby serve Him. Our reward is a beautiful loving relationship with Christ and His family. This also gives us the wonderful experience of love, joy and peace. Our ultimate reward is a place in Heaven with fellow Christians to a life of peace, joy and fulfillment.
Who is your master?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Heenu (The Lord is our God) for the most precious privilege of being a bondservant in Your magnificent kingdom. Please provide me with the opportunity to bring others into Your wonderful kingdom and know their places in it. I joyously give thanks and ask in the name of the king of kings, my beloved regal Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.