September 25, 2011
Doulos. It means "slave, or one who is held in servitude as chattel (or property) of another." But there is much more.
Doulos deals with a permanent relationship of servitude to another. It is one whose very existence is characterized by obedience, one whose own personal will is surrendered to the will of another. It depicts one who is completely devoted to and dependent on another.
It is the exact opposite of what we honor and esteem in our culture today.
And, most important, it is the type of "slave / master" relationship that we are to have with Jesus.
Confused? Then keep listening.
The following is a study on being a Servant or a Slave.