You will find this word translated in the New Testament as Servant in most versions of the Bible. In our culture the definition of a servant is: “A person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant; a devoted and helpful follower or supporter.”
When teaching the Bible people more often than not take the words and sentences of Scripture out of the context they where written in. They do this to support their point of view, their own thoughts about Scripture interpretation and meanings. In other words they re-write the Word of GOD to conform to their opinions and emotions.
The Word DOULOS does not mean Servant…the literal translation and intent is SLAVE. A Servant has a Will of their own. A SLAVE Serves their MASTER’s WILL because they have NO WILL of their Own.
When you became a SLAVE to JESUS you gave up your individual will. Now your SOUL purpose in life is to follow the COMMAND that JESUS gave you to perform during this Journey HOME to HIS HEAVEN.
You are a SLAVE of the KING of ETERNITY and you are called to be a WITNESS. Your first responsibility is to take people to the CROSS like the Apostle Paul did. Then if they are a Seeker, you begin to explain the Greatest Story Ever Told and show them that they are written into this Story. And that this Story contains their Past, Present, Future on earth and their Destination in Eternity.
Explain that this story stands on GOD’s Pre-Written History, Archeology, Science and 100’s of Prophecies that are all TRUE because they can be tied back into History, Archeology and Science.
You are to show them in the Word of God that they are not righteous and cannot earn their way into Heaven. You must explain the FEAR of GOD, so they will understand they MUST REPENT or they will not be SAVED and will experience their 2nd Eternal Death.
If you do not do this then you will give them FALSE HOPE and their profession of faith in Christ will NOT be real. Then when they die and stand before the Risen LORD He will say to them “I NEVER KNEW YOU”. And they will live in darkness forever, cursing you, because you only spoke about the Love of Jesus and never explained the coming JUDGEMENT of JESUS.
I pray always that God would help me to find True Seekers into whom I can plant GOOD SEEDS that will take root, so that the next believer can continue to water them.
If your heart has been circumcised like mine, then together as Chosen and Elected Children of the KING we are blessed with the ability to be HIS DOULOS. I for one, am humbled that I am part of HIS Eternal Plan and I can serve my KING not just here on earth but FOREVER in HEAVEN.
Serving JESUS is the ONLY True “WORKS RIGHTEOUSNESS”. We were Born in the Mind of GOD and we have been assigned GOOD WORKS in Eternity Past to accomplish for HIS GLORY and HONOR….not ours.
When you became a Believer you were given a huge seed bag by the Holy Spirit. You are accountable for every seed HE gave you.