Role Of A Bondservant

I recently read about F. B. Meyer. I am going to paraphrase what he said. He was a young pastor at the time. The Lord had laid it on his heart to minister to those recently released from jail.

The pattern was for those men to go right back to what held them in bondage. F. B. Meyer’s zeal was aroused. He knew they could be free. He hadn’t learned at that time what is was to be a slave of Christ.

His definition penetrated deeply. It is a condition of our mind in which we are oblivious to what others might say or think. Our desire would be that the light of God’s approval was warm and fresh upon our heart.

Ephesians 6:5-7 says for the bondservant to be obedient, “…with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”

According to Ephesians 1:5 we are already accepted in the Beloved. There is nothing that we can do or should do to be accepted. When we look for man’s approval, we become a man pleaser, and cease to serve the Lord from our heart.

When seeking to please others, we fall into the trap of not being able to say ‘no’ when asked to do something. We must stay in the groove that the Lord has called us to walk in. If we follow after others, or we seek others approval, we have ceased to follow in the Lord’s footsteps.

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