Ephesians 6:5-9 – Giving Christ ultimate lordship is not pure autonomy and freedom – it is freedom by becoming a slave to a new Master.
Geoff Ashley writes, “Slavery is a universal principle of creation. All creatures are confined to some being or principle. There is no escape from enslavement, no existence in which absolute autonomy and unlimited independence are obtained. All creatures are ultimately enslaved; either to sin, Satan and fleshly desires or to the true God and King, Jesus Christ (John 8:31-36; Romans 6:15- 19). True freedom is not found in independence from our Creator, but rather in subjection to his sovereignty. There is no lasting liberty apart from captivity to Christ. It is in this ‘slavery’ that our greatest joy is found.”
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