Devine Service with Apostel Peter Lambert in Landa
Geschrieben am 01.04.2016
On Wednesday evening Apostle Peter Lambert held a service at Landa , in a word 1.Cor. 7,23: “You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.”
In the beginning, the Apostle referred to the opening hymn “Windows opened toward Jerusalem”. Daniel was in captivity and prayed to God despite this was prohibited. So, he held connection to God. No matter where we are, we can always keep up the connection to God.
Then, he regarded the bible word for the service. By dying on the cross, Jesus paid a high price for us. This price has a fixed value – in contrast to market prices that fluctuate daily. The price is God’s never changing love towards us.
Afterwards, he explained what being a slave meant in former days: A slave was not free and received no wage for his work. In our days, we use the rather old-fashioned word “slave” in phrases like “I have worked like a slave today”. However, this is not meant here. The Bible word is about how we become a slave of something in our life without even realizing. The Apostle mentioned four examples as explanation:
– We tend to become slaves of our desires by trying to satisfy them now and immediately – and forget priorities (cf. Jacob and Esau: stew <> birthright).
– Besides, we can become slaves of success when we act against God’s laws, e.g. by hurting or robbing others, to gain personal advantages.
– Moreover, we run the risk of becoming slave of other human beings when we want to please them and neglect God’s commandments (cf. Samson and his wife).
– Sometimes we get the impression that it is useless to fight dishonesty, violence etc. Thus, we are slaves of our own fears and doubts (cf. David and Goliath).
Though these biblical examples seem “old”, we can be sure that they convey a message to us today. God has always been there in the past and will hold his promises in the future and will always help us.