Romans 6: A Servant of God
Romans 6 makes me think about the position that God ought to occupy in our lives.
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.
A servant does the bidding of his or her master. Once we have been freed from our bondage in sin, we serve God. The chief end of humanity is to glorify God. If we are going to glorify God, then it seems to make sense that we would serve Him. Part of worshiping God is obedience.
This doesn’t sit well with a lot of us however. We like to be the captain of our own ship. We like to call the shots. It seems to be the case that we were rescued from the chains of sin. That is an excellent thing. However, I don’t know how we always feel about then becoming servants of God. We prefer to have God be our servant. We want God to do what we want Him to do exactly when we want it done.
However, should we feel that way?
I don’t think so.
God, as He is revealed through the Bible, is perfect. He is wise, just, honest, powerful and loving. In fact, He is the perfection of all of those characteristics. You and I might be somewhat honest. However, God is the top of the scale. We might be wise to some degree, but God is the most wise being in the universe.
If this is true, then does it makes sense that we should call the shots? Does it make sense that limited humans ought to be the ones making the decisions? It seems to me that it is much more beneficial to have the more capable master in charge, and in this situation, I don’t think there is very much doubt