Kings & Priests, Yet Slaves to the King

Are you a good Christian?

The etymology of the word “Christian” doesn’t just connote a religious sect. The Greek word for Christian directly translates as Christianos which means “follower of Christ”. The root word; Christos (Anointed one) has an adjectival suffix borrowed from Latin. This suffix denotes adhering to, or even belonging to, as in slave ownership.

Simply put, we are slaves, owned by Christ. Willful slaves, because we chose this life. Bought with a price but willfully identifying with this glorious captivity. Hence, we do not live as we’d like but as our Lord desires.

So, if we agree that Christ is God and that God is good, why then do we see the need to ascertain the quality of our identity as Christians? Why do we have good and “not so good” Christians? 

We’ve often heard it said that one should be careful while conducting business with “church people”. How ironic. Shouldn’t there be a culture attributed to Christians? A way of life that depicts Christ?

Is this because the whole concept of Christianity has been misrepresented? Do people actually come to Christ in surrender or simply to receive his manifold blessings? Perhaps we need to be reminded that Christ is not Santa Claus.

His desire is that we are conformed to his image, that with each passing day, we’re becoming more like him. 

“And having been set free from sin, you have become the slaves of righteousness [of conformity to God’s will and purpose].”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭6‬:‭18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Have a blessed week.


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