YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO SERVE SOMEBODY

Rom.6:22 – But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

The point Paul is making in this chapter is the comparison to being slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness; there is really no middle ground. We all spent our lives controlled by our sinful nature, fueled by our taste for sin. Identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection is the way to freedom from the power of sin. Once we see the great work of Christ through His death and how it relates to my death to sin, it puts us into a place for the transfer to be complete. We are transferred into another kingdom by faith, the kingdom of God’s beloved Son. We were once enslaved to this world, controlled by the dark power of this world. Now we have been joined to another. We are now bond servants of Christ. His power works in us to live a pure life. Here are the words from Bob Dylan’s song YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO SERVE SOMEBODY written in his gospel season.

You may be an ambassador to England or France

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance

You may be the heavyweight champion of the world

You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

CHORUS

You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on the stage

You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage

You may be a business man or some high-degree thief

They may call you doctor or they may call you chief

CHORUS

You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk

You may be the head of some big TV network

You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame

You may be living in another country under another name

CHORUS

You may be a construction worker working on a home

You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome

You might own guns and you might even own tanks

You might be somebody’s landlord, you might even own banks

CHORUS

You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride

You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side

You may be workin’ in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair

You may be somebody’s mistress, may be somebody’s heir

Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk

Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk

You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread

You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

CHORUS

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes

Indeed you’re gonna have to serve somebody

Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

I think you get the point, no one can live independently in this life, like Paul said,

Rom.6:16 – “you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?”

One Reply to “YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO SERVE SOMEBODY”

  1. \o/
    This is a hard truth to admit but once salvation does it’s initial work one can not help but see it. Then sanctification begins the process of opening our eyes to the freedom of being a slave to righteousness, a slave if Christ!

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