Everyone wants to hear the words “Well done my good and faithful servant”. No one looks forward to a day when
someone will say to him or to her “You have done your job poorly and you are an irresponsible servant.
Depart from me for I do not know you.” Deep down inside, every one of us has a deep desire to
serve well. We want to excel at things. We want to be successful. We want to be
good at something. We want to be good servants.
There is therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. This is a promise that has given many believers great hope throughout the centuries. It is a promise of both immediate and eternal freedom. In Christ, I am free right now and I am free forever. It is a promise that reminds me that the chains of my sin have been broken. The power of Satan has been destroyed. The penalty of death has been obliterated. All of this has been made possible through the horrific death and victorious resurrection of Jesus.