How to Be a Bond Servant for Christ

Jesus Christ took on the form of a bond servant, leaving us an example that we should be like He is (Phil. 2:7; 1 John 2:6).  By doing so, He did not live to please Himself, seeking His own good, but He sought the good of His neighbor (Rom. 15:3; 1 Cor. 10:24).

We are also to imitate Christ by practicing righteousness to please the Father (1 Cor. 11:1; Eph. 5:1; 1 John 3:7).  We are no longer living to please self, but Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:15).  Jesus says we should serve others in need, as He was a servant to others in need (Matt. 20:26-28; Mark 10:43-45).

Jesus bore our sins that we might die to sin by living to righteousness (1 Peter 2:24).  This can also be said another way.  Overcome evil by doing good and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts (Rom. 12:21; 13:14).

Whoever keeps Christ’s words or sayings, by walking in the same manner as Jesus Christ walked, will be truly perfected (1 John 2:5-6).  Jesus Christ’s sayings, which He received from God, are not burdensome (1 John 5:3; John 12:49).  In fact, Jesus said that His Way is easy and His load is light or pleasant (Matt. 11:30).  It is the Way to give rest to our weary souls (Matt. 11:28-29).  It is the Way to the abundant life (John 10:10).

Yes, we are to use our bodies as slaves to righteousness (Rom. 6:13, 18-19).  Another word for bond servant is slave-servant.  It is the bond servants who will serve God in His temple when He returns (Rev. 22:3).  So, engage in good deeds for God today by showing hospitality to strangers and practicing righteousness (Titus 2:14; 1 Tim. 5:10; Rom. 12:13).  Entertain the lowly, the crippled, the lame and the blind (Luke 14:13; Matt. 5:16).  By doing so, we shall assure our hearts before Jesus Christ and be bond servants for Him (1 John 3:18-19).