This scripture gets folks in an awkward situation.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is within you, whom you have [received as a gift] from God, and that you are not your own [property]? 20 You were bought with a price [you were purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body.
No one wants to feel like a slave, wars have been fought over this very subject. It’s hard to accept that your body is not your own! But what does this mean? Let’s take a look at the word slave.
one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence. First of all, no one is completely subservient, we can’t be, it is in our genes to want what we want when we want it! We all will step outside the rules even if it’s just a small step. The difference is, most slaves face physical or mental punishment for even these small infractions.
Now, let’s look at the word servant:
A person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant. A servant is a helper, a personal attendant for someone else. If you make a mistake the worse thing that could happen is you get fired. But God isn’t going to fire you, he may remind you of how better to do your task but you don’t have to be afraid of physical or mental punishment. Why would he want to disable his only form of the body here on earth? He is a spirit without flesh and bone body, you are that body. Serving Jesus may make you a target for non-believers but remember, that’s what you once were. How many times did you mock or avoid servants of Jesus? Don’t feel bad, you aren’t alone in this statement. We all ran in the beginning, why I don’t know, yet we did!
Now that you see the difference between a slave and a servant. Think of how many souls will be seated around your table at the banquet in heaven. Those are the souls that a servant saved from hell.