John 8:34 (AMP)
34 Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, everyone who practices sin habitually is a slave of sin.
Sin is a very shrewd master; it dictates your life from the background while letting you think you are in control. You convince yourself that you are the one in the driver’s seat and that you are the one calling all the shots all the while sin is driving you towards death because that’s its ultimate goal.
Yesterday we looked at how sin entices us, temptation calls out to us and once we bite the bait, then we become hooked and sin makes us its slave, and it is a hard task master. The reality of the matter is this, we will either be slaves to sin or we will be slaves of Christ. I would rather be a slave of Christ because He says;
Matthew 11:28-30 (AMP)
28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST (renewal, blessed quiet) FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”
Sin has one agenda and that is to drive us to death, on the other hand Christ has one agenda and that is to give us life and break the yoke of the slavery of sin over our life.
Who do you answer to? Who directs the way you live life? Are you driven by sin or are you driven by Christ unto righteousness?
You cannot serve two masters God gave us the power to choose and thus you have to choose one. Maybe you are a slave to sin and you did not even know it, but now you do and the good news is that you no longer have to be because Christ came to set the captives of sin free. Run to Him and ask Him to set you free;
John 8:36 (AMP)
36 So if the Son makes you free, then you are unquestionably free.