Leviticus 25: We Are Free from Sin, Slaves to Righteousness
I always seem to find interesting things at the end of the chapter, and today is no different in Leviticus chapter 25.
Lev 25:55 For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
I think that this is a good reminder that even though we are free from sin, we are still in the world to serve God.
Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
This is a somewhat unpopular passage because people like to think that they are their own master. People want to do whatever they want whenever they want to do it. However, there are really only two options in this situation.
We can either be slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness.
However, this slavery is not necessarily a negative thing like slavery obviously is on earth. This slavery means that we will perform the will of our master, and because God has perfect motives and directives, we can be assured that our paths will be straight.
In other words, if we could follow God perfectly, that would be the best place in the world to be because He will never lead us astray. When you follow humans, they are bound to disappoint. God will never do anything like that.
It is important to think about all of this material. Yes, we’re definitely free from sin, but we are set free from sin to serve God. That should be our highest duty while we are on earth.