Doulos

It dawned on me late last night that some might read the title of the blog and say “What does that mean?!” so I will define the word.

Doulos is the greek word often translated as bond-servant.
In Philippians 1:1 “Paul and Timothy, bond-servants (douloi/doulos) of Christ Jesus.”
In Philippians 2:7 this word is used of Jesus, “but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant (doulou/doulos), and being made in the likeness of men.”
Doulos literally means:

Definition

  1. a slave, bondman, man of servile condition
    1. a slave
    2. metaph., one who gives himself up to another’s will those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing his cause among men
    3. devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests
  2. a servant, attendant
Christ made Himself a doulos/slave for mankind. Therefore, I am Christ’s doulos/slave!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: