This is Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute, and I want to begin with a question:
"How can a man be truly happy who is the servant of anything?" That question was asked by the Greek philosopher Plato. Most people would agree that freedom and happiness are the result of being in total control.
But for the believer, freedom takes a different turn. Here's 1 Peter 2:16: "Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God."
You see, real freedom comes from Jesus. He is the only one who can set us free from the slavery of sin. This freedom drives us to live a life pleasing to God and serve Him out of love and gratitude.
A person cannot be happy if he is the servant of anything. A person can only be happy if he is the servant of the living God.
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