John 8:42 ... Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I came from God and now I'm here. I have not come of My own accord but of His Who sent Me."
John 12:26 ... "Whoever serves Me must follow Me, for where I am, My servant also shall be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me."
I was sharing with someone about being a bond servant to the Lord. We were talking about free wills. We have a free will, and we need to develop our will to be in line with His will. This is our responsibility.
The Apostle Paul said that he was a bond servant to Jesus. He was a bond servant to Jesus by his free choice, not because of the law or by a commandment that said he had to be a bond servant. He was a bond servant by his own free choice. Every believer ought to make that choice: ... "I'm a bond servant to Jesus. Whatever He says, I'll do."
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler