"The Bible uses one metaphor more frequently than any other. It is a word picture you might not expect, but is absolutely critical for understanding what it means to follow Jesus. It is the image of a slave.MacArthur says that the Greek word for slave, doulos, has been mistranslated in English versions of the Bible; being translated servant instead of slave. He goes on to say that "while the duties of servants and slaves may overlap, there is a key distinction between the two; servants are hired and slaves are owned." It is a very different metaphor to think about. One that I had never thought of before, but one that makes sense. As we put our faith in God and call ourselves Christians, we are now owned by God. Brings to light a whole new way to think of I Corinthians 7.23, "You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men." The verse right before that says, "For he who was called in the Lord as a slave is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a slave of Christ." True freedom through Christ happens because we become slaves of Christ.
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