A Servitude to Goodness.

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Every man is the servant of the master to whose commands he yields himself; Whether it be the sinful dispositions of his heart, in actions which lead to death, or the new spiritual obedience implanted by regeneration.

Romans 6: 18 And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness ( of conformity to the Divine Will in thought, purpose, and action ). ”

Let us pause for a while in the Gospel of ” regeneration “.

There are many people who call themselves Christians who are not Christians. Many people have all the right words, but their heart is not regenerate. By nature man is evil. His nature leads him to do evil. An evil man cannot change himself and will not choose God. That is why the Bible says in John 6: 44No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent me draws Him. Regeneration is a work of the Holy Spirit. It is a spiritual rebirth where man is radically changed.

The Apostle rejoiced now they obeyed from the heart the Gospel, into which they were delivered as into a mould ( a hollow form or matrix for giving a particular state to something in a molten or plastic state ). As the same metal becomes a new vessel. When melted and recast in another mould, so the believer has become a new creature. And there is great difference in the liberty of mind and Spirit, so opposite to the state of slavery, which the true Christian has in the service of his rightful Lord, whom he is enabled to consider as his father, and himself, as his son and heir, by the adoption of grace. The dominion of sin consists in being willingly slaves thereto, not in being harassed by it as a hated power, struggling for victory.

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Those who now are the servants of God, once were the slaves of sin. They are rid of a bad master; are freed from the worst of bondage; will be no more servants, as before are delivered from the power, and out of the Kingdom of darkness, are heirs of heaven, and shall enjoy the glorious liberty of the Children of God; and for the time present are become the servants of righteousness servants to God, whose Gospel they obey; servants to Christ whose righteousness they submit to; and servants to the law of the righteousness, as held forth by Christ; they give up themselves to a course and life of righteousness, in which there are true honor, peace, and pleasure – ”

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Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in, by prayer and petition ( definite requests ), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God ” – Philippians 4: 6.

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