Monday, March 19, 2007


Romans 7:1-13

There was once a man in a village that was in debts. He couldn’t get any income from his crops because there was no rain for a very long time. The debtors soon came to his house and demanded for the money that he loaned from them. Not being able to pay them, they dragged him away and sold him to the slave parlor. Many people came to the slave parlor for the auction on that day. Some were just normal villagers, while others seemed to have come from other places.

Soon, it was the man’s turn and he stepped forward, with his head bowed in shame and his eyes wouldn’t dare look up. The auction started and many people were shouting and giving their best figures. Suddenly, a loud shout came from the crowd, “7,000 silver coins!” Everyone started looking around to find out who was this man that was offering such a high price for this slave. The man stepped out from the crowd and claimed ownership of the slave. The slave was then set free and was allowed to follow his new master home.

After following his new master for a distance, the master turned to him and said, “Go, you are free.” He left the slave there alone and continued on his journey. But, the slave chased the master and told him, “I might be free, but I want to serve you. My life has been bought by you; now you have full authority over me.”

Romans 7:4 says, “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another – to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.”

How often have we forgotten about the price that God has to pay in order for us to be set free? Many say that the start of the Christian walk is when we put our trust in Jesus Christ; but the real journey starts if we decide to follow our new master, just like the slave. God has given us two choices in life, to be free and be the master of our own lives; or tell our new master, “My life is yours.”

Think about your life as a Christian and ponder upon the path that you are taking now. Is Christ in your journey?

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