God gave me a remarkable gift; many hours studying His Word. I don't take that lightly. A study on Biblical Servant hood would be the teaching. After all I sign my correspondence, “Saved to Serve”; it's time to really study it. I began my study by looking up the word "servant". I had to carefully read and re read the online concordance. “Does the word servant really mean slave?” I whispered to myself in disbelief.
I checked many verses and found that the original word slave was translated to servant. This made my skin crawl and the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. “How could this be Lord?” Thoughts of the horrific treatment of slaves in America and elsewhere ran through my mind. As I continued my study, God showed me the true meaning of Biblical Slavery. It may not be what you think. I am not a theologian. I cherish the Truth of the Word of God and make every effort to handle it correctly.
Old Testament-“ebed” Slave/servant
Our relationship with God is multi-faceted. Being His slave is just one of those facets.