When we give ourselves completely to something or someone, we are yielding of our free will. Whatever we yield to becomes our master. If you allow yourself to yield to a lust of flesh or of the mind then that object is in control of your life and eventually become the master over you. Romans 6:16, “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” Chambers says that if you give your life, yield to, God through Jesus Christ, He becomes your Master, leader and you become the slave of God.
Like children, we have all been selfish and we have given ourselves to things that have had control over our lives. Sin is that way. We are all sinners and because we have yielded our lives to sin, it controls us and we are the slaves of sin. Jesus has come to break that bond between us and the sin that has captured us and held us in bondage. Chambers is saying in the devotion for today, that when we willingly give our hearts to Christ He will become our Master. Jesus said in both Luke 4:18 and Isaiah 61:1, “He has anointed Me… to proclaim liberty to the captives.”
Most of us understand the control a habit has over us and the power it uses to enslave us, but God through Christ can break every chain that has us bound and give to us freedom in Him. Do you want to be free of the bondage of sin and the slavery it brings? Yield yourself to Jesus, He will do what it takes to make you free and He will be the Master that brings complete freedom to you.
Bill Rigsby – Taken from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers