1 Peter 2:16
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.
The word "slave" is hard to see in any kind of positive light. And the use of the picture of Abraham Lincoln makes it even more difficult. Believe it or not, I chose the picture this morning and uploaded it into place before I read through today's scripture choice! We are free people, and we are free from the wages of sin. We are forgiven, and if slavery could be voluntary, I would be a voluntary slave to God. I choose to follow and obey him, with no fear of His turning on me or acting in some unfair, unexpected manner. I need to remember to always put God and His desires for me, and from me, first.
Holy Lord, thank you for leading and guiding me. Help me to be a better listener, and a better servant. Amen