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2 Peter Chapter 1 begins with “Simon Peter, a servant, and apostle of Jesus Christ”.
Colossians 1:7 says “as you also learned from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf”.
Jude 1 begins with: 1 This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James.
Upon reading these verses, I noticed that these men of God described themselves as servants of God. To be honest, this description initially puzzled me, why did they describe themselves as servants? However, I found my answer in 2 Peter 2: 19
2 Peter 2: 19 says “For you are a slave to whatever controls you”.
By introducing themselves as servants of God, they mean that God is the one who controls them. So, brethren, let us ask ourselves today, who are we a slave to? What controls us? Is it God, is it money, is it love? Whatever decision we come to, we are a slave to what controls us, let us choose God today, the only true and merciful master, who has called us from the position of a servant to the position of a son.
(Father, I pray that you would give everyone reading this right now the strength to choose you and serve you. Re-ignite the fire of our passion for you, give us the desire to choose you. I pray all of these in the name of Jesus, Amen).