Every 7th year the Israelites were to release their slaves.
But if the slave didn’t want to leave, but would rather remain a slave in the household…
“then take an awl and pierce through his earlobe into the doorpost,
marking him as your slave forever.”
Jesus is the great fulfillment of this willing bond-slave of God the Father (see Psalm 40:6)
and is perfectly shown in His sufferings at the cross:
The Lord GOD has opened My ear; and I was not rebellious,
nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me …
Amazing love! For you and me.
As a believer, my response to His great love is to be a willing slave – a doulos – of The Lord.
I find it such a privilege and honor to serve in the House.
I got my ears pierced, too.