Who Is Our Master?
The one we serve will be our master (Rom. 6:16). No man can serve two masters (Matt. 24). There is a time in which we walk according to the principles and directions of the world. But the time comes in which we learn of Christ and our lives change. Obeying Him, He becomes our Master. We have changed masters. No longer servants of sin but now servants of righteousness. We are set free.
One master is a tyrant. He cares nothing about us except to capture us. Once he captures, we are disposable commodities to him. The other Master gave His life for us. He wants us to be His inheritance. He wants what is best for us. He has sacrificed for us. One master operates out of selfishness. The other Master operates out of selfless love. Which of those two masters would we want to serve?
Our heavenly Father is the Master we want to serve. So, the question comes, if He is our Master, why do we live like Satan? If He is our Master, why would we play so close to the line of the tyrant? If we have changed masters, have we changed the way we live?
Consider, what do our words say? Do we talk like the world, or is our speech seasoned with salt and grace? Do we use encouraging words or words that destroy?
Again, why do we call each other brother and sister because of our common relationship with Christ, but treat each other like we live with the devil? Do we have hearts of hate that produce strife and envy, instead of hearts filled with the fulness of God’s love? Do we say we are selfless, but we are selfish? Who is really our master?
Also, do we say He is our Master, and we want to live holy as He is holy, but we live like the world? Are our habits, our entertainment, our activities carnal rather than spiritual? Do we say we are set apart from the world, but the world cannot tell the difference between themselves and us? Who is our master?
Isn’t this really very simple? Who do we serve? Not who do we say we serve, but who we do serve? That is the one who is our master. If we serve righteousness, then let’s make sure we live consistent with the Master. When we change masters, we change the way live.