The slave does not have a permanent place (Jn 8:35-8:35)

“The slave

Does not have

A permanent place

In the household.

The son

Has a place there


ὁ δὲ δοῦλος οὐ μένει ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· ὁ υἱὸς μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that the slave (ὁ δὲ δοῦλος) does not remain (οὐ μένει) or have a permanent place forever (εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα) in the household (εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα).  The son (ὁ υἱὸς), in contrast, has a place or remains (μένει) there forever (εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα), no matter what.  The slave is in the household as long as the owner wants him.  He can be dismissed or sold at any time.  The son, on the other hand, is a member of the family forever.  Despite everything, he will always be the son of the father and part of the family in some way.  There would be no inheritance for the slave, but there would be an inheritance for the true son.  There was a major difference between the son and the slave.  Do you consider yourself a son of God or a slave of God?

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