Slaves Of Holiness
So now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness (Romans 6:19 NKJV)
But now you have been set free from sin and are the slaves of God. Your gain is a life fully dedicated to him, and the result is eternal life. Romans 6:22
The Bible says that we are slaves of holiness. We are no longer salves of sin and the devil, but we are now salves of Christ and holiness. It is a very good thing to be a slave of God and holiness because that means that we are slaves of life. If we are salves of life for our own good and protection, then, that is a good thing.
Anyone who looks at it like a burden is not yet a sincere believer. A sincere believer glories and rejoices in holiness and righteousness. He is very pleased to do good and be married to goodness. His life is not all about selfishness and methods of how to acquire wealth and blessings – that is the life of pagans and mammon worshipers.
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Matthew 6:32
You are either pursuing blessings or you are pursing and pleasing God. You can’t pursue both at the same time. You can only prioritize and make one superior to the other or just focus on pleasing God with the firm unyielding belief that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. That is true faith – as you seek His face, you make pleasing Him the only priority.
The Bible commands us to seek His kingdom and righteousness but never commanded us to seek, pant and lust after blessings and materiality which can be a god or idol in place of God. The Bible commands us to pray for our needs and seek God’s face and that is what we should do as we please Him and walk in Christ.
Jesus is the high priest that meets our needs and our spiritual needs are more important than the physical needs. When we are clean, spiritually, our physical lives will be fine. We must be clean from the inside out, not from the outside in. Pagans clean the outside and leave the inside or inner man dead, dirty and rotten. They are so deed that they are not even aware of the deadness on the inside. That is because the outer man has caged and blinded the inner man. Our physical needs must never take precedence over our spiritual needs or pleasing God.
God worshippers love pleasing God and humans above and beyond blessings. When they are in a place of temptation to harm someone else for selfish pleasure, money or material reward, they overcome the temptations because they have their priorities right. They have determined in advance to love God and man above blessings and materiality.
Owe no man anything, but to love one another, for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
The life of a true believer is centered around Christ and God consciousness. He is constantly aware that He must appreciate God’s redemption by pleasing Him always in response to His great love. He is very aware that he owes love to his fellow humans. He is free from evil and sin but not free from doing good. He owes his neighbor goodness, purity and love. He is a slave of goodness and holiness and loves it.