Jewish people of old wanted a King to lead them. The people of the ancients could not get used to listening to a God to lead them in faith. So in the end the Jewish people wanted a physical person to lead them and tell them what to do on an everyday basis. To control the social, moral and economic aspects of their lives. The idea to be controlled still exists to this day. The idea of kings has given way to political institutions around the world to tell you how to run your lives. The pitfall of that is that man is inherently evil as verified by his disregard for the commands of God. Adam was warned by God not to eat from the Tree of Good and Evil way before Eve was created. Then it states that man became like the gods.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
The temptation to sin comes about in Gen. 3. It is at this point the first instance that man committed his first sin by allowing himself to be allured by beauty of the sin. It tasted good. The rest as they say is history.
Pitfalls of servitude to man or political institutions are many. The primary creature that vanishes is freedom of oneself . Freedom exist in your sphere of influence not on the dictates of man. They can call themselves leaders or president or whatever title they want. At the end of the day they control your destiny. Freedom exists in the construct of one man’s ideology enforced onto others.
Servitude to gods has its own pitfalls. Gods require that certain conditions that you are required to appease them. You can see this in the major religions of the world. From the Holy Roman Catholic Church , Islam, Buddha and Hindu. They all require that you perform some action to serve their gods. Both gods and kings of one thing in common they are trying to create a utopia for you and I at the expense of your freedom. Morality hemorrhages as they (man) creates his own morality with no standards. So you are are serving a man that sprinkles in a form of a god.
What makes serving Christ different then the institutions created by man. There is nothing I have to do to appease Christ but to accept in faith that He died for my sins. The only commandment I have to follow is to , Love Christ and love my neighbor with all my heart that is the only servitude required. From that flows my freedom and bears fruit in my sphere of influence. We all have a spark of morality within us unless we have had our conscience seared by the lies and the hands of man.
Freedom and paradise will become a reality when you accept Christ. It will flow from your heart like water flowing down a stream. However freedom requires that you defend it prayer alone will not suffice. If you are just relying on prayer then you are deluding yourself. You are denying your responsibility as a human being casting it off into the darkness . Your freedom will corrode over time and crumble.
Conclusion, you have a choice to serve your gods and kings. At the expanse of giving up your freedom and delude yourself into thinking that man will make it better.
Serving Christ is predicated on one thought, Love Christ as you love your neighbor. How hard is that to remember on a daily basis. Their is nothing spiritual or magical about that statement. It is simple. Paradise will follow as you create it according to voice of God in your heart. Freedom is your paradise and paradise is your freedom. Christ spoke this to the thief on the Cross. One simple sentence, one simple commandment all because of faith.
If however you wish to serve the dictates of man and man’s religions then you deserve to die in filth it is you choice.
Listen to Christ and wash yourself in truth and dry yourself off in morality that has stood the test of time for over 2000yrs the choice is yours. So when you are hanging on the Cross take time to think about these things. Who am I, I am who the Father says I am, simple as that.
I am in you, you are in me and the Father is in us. Simple thought.