Παῦλος δοῦλος (Paul: Slave)

I hate the idea of being bossed around by anyone or anything. I want to be FREE. So Paul’s first two words of Romans stopped me short. Paul: Slave. This hits harsher than the English translation, usually something like “Paul, a bond-servant…”

Slave” is not how I want to define myself and I’m not alone in the “land of the FREE.”

But I got to thinking about it. How would I feel about being the slave of a Master who…

Adopted me into His royal family
Offered me a share in His kingdom
Forgave me when I blew it
Worked all things for my good
Gave me eternal life
Set me free

Μαῦριος δοῦλος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ.

I’m liking the sound of it.

4 Comments

  1. Devin on March 14, 2015 at 8:24 am
    • Dr. Maury Robertson on March 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Love it! 🙂

  2. MosesCherrington on May 15, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Loving the course. Just signed up this week. Could I please ask that the “slave” concept be described using concepts/ideas that would allow me to visualise “slave”.

    For example, a waiter waiting without wages, waiting on tables communicating the Gospel:”menu” of spiritual gastronomic “life giving”delights in a language to the qualified customer so that they understand the Food being served.

    This menu obviously understood by the “waiter” because they are authorised (like Paul) to communicate the spiritual gastronomic delights by the “Owner”.

    I like to look at current “positions” that communicate this concept of being a slave.
    I forgot, obviously annointing has a bearing here too.
    Just my thoughts Maury, jusy my thoughts, but LOVING the course from Down under (New Zealand).

    • Dr. Maury Robertson on August 13, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Apologies for my slow response, Moses! So glad you’re enjoying the class. And your creative thoughts on “slavery” are delightful.

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