Yesterday we were driving around quite a bit so we listened to a book in the car. The Kindle has Text-to-Speech which really works well most of the time, nothing like “computer Sam” from years ago which read out loud all the periods, commas and question marks! So the baby picked Black Beauty to listen to in the car. I’m just driving along, not really even listening, because this is Black Beauty a children’s book I have read / listened to / watched it hundreds of times. But all of a sudden my brain registers what the book is saying.
“…nor have any will of his own; but always do his master’s will, even though he may be very tired or hungry;”
In the Chapter 3, Black Beauty is telling how horses are broken in. Black Beauty must be broken in to obey his new master because he has been bought. This is where the above sentence is located. That really caught my attention. Isn’t that exactly how we should be with our Lord and Master? No will of our own? Ready at a moment’s notice? Obedience even if tired or hungry?
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV)
19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 7:23 (ESV) You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.
We are bought with a price and we should then always do the Master’s will in our desire to be pleasing to Him.
Are you well broken in and obedient? Or do you have a mind of your own and your own agenda?