We often try to think of ourselves as our own masters. We have free will, sure. But the things we do with that free will… they’re things that we’re told to do.
Jesus offers us freedom in serving Him. It sounds backwards, but that’s the way the world wants us to see it… backwards. However, Jesus wants us to see things just as they are. He wants us to know the truth. And to do that, we must continue in His word.
We can, of course, choose to go “our own way.” But that’s a deceptive way of saying it, because really it isn’t our own way. It’s sin’s way. If we reject Christ, we become slaves to sin. Sin becomes our master. All of us have sinned, and allowed sin to have dominion in our lives.
And sin doesn’t like to let its servants go. It pulls them deeper and deeper into servitude. It will let them think they are the master if that’s what it takes to keep them.
If we want true freedom, we must become a servant. Sounds confusing, but if we want to understand the truth of it then we simply need to continue in His word. We need to love and obey Christ. Only then will we know the truth that sets us free.