“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.”-James 1:1 (NIV)
The word for servant means slaves or bondservants-servants were legally owned by someone else and their entire livelihood and purpose was determined by their master. They owed absolute obedience, total surrender, and complete loyalty to their master. For James, his master was God. Jesus said “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other” (Matthew 6:24). Everybody is a slave to someone or something. What about you?
What controls you?
What (or whom) do you obey?
Do you obsess over material possessions?
Does your money control you or do you control your money?
How much of your time is controlled by technology?
To what or to whom have you surrendered?
If you surrendered completely to God, how would your life change?