Who is your master? How do you know who your master is? These are questions that each of us would do well to answer. Our society is infatuated with “freedom,” and we like to quote Galatians 5:1: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
However, many use this verse as a thinly-veiled excuse to live in any manner they choose. This only reveals who their true master is: self!
Look again at Galatians 5:13, “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
Praise God! We have been set free from the Mosaic Law! It is hard for us to truly fathom this freedom from the sacrificial system of the old covenant.
But what does this have to do with who my master is? The Bible tells us in Romans 6:16, “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
My point, brothers and sisters, is simply this: we have a glorious freedom! And yet within that freedom, we are also slaves, which Romans 6:16 makes clear!
A slave is in complete obedience to his master. In a crowd of many voices the slave will listen to just one voice—the voice of his master!
So how do you know who your master is? Is your master the one to whom you give lip service? No. The Scriptures tell us that you are slave of the one whom you obey. It will be immediately clear to those around you who your master is, because out of all the “voices” in your world, you will only obey one: either your selfish nature, or the Righteous One!
May God help us to stand firm and face the waves of the “tsunami” of darkness, and the increasing rise of counterfeit Christianity.
We are slaves of the one whom we obey. May we be found faithful!