SLAVES WAGE is a heavy metal band from Arlington, TX, USA.
So: What in the heck does SLAVES WAGE mean?!
The apostle Paul introduced himself to his readers in the book of Romans as, "Paul, a SERVANT of Jesus Christ..." (ROMANS 1:1). In the book of Titus, Paul introduces himself to his readers in this fashion, "Paul, a SERVANT of God..." (TITUS 1:1). The word SERVANT in both these instances is better rendered SLAVE or BOND SERVANT, one who has no rights of his or her own. Paul was saying that he was a SLAVE of Jesus Christ, a SLAVE of God with no rights of his own.
According to Webster's New World Dictionary, the word WAGE means, "what is given in return for work done."
Although it might appear to be an oxymoron, in the Kingdom of God, this is reality! You may have experienced once or twice in your life the feeling of being unappreciated; not appreciated by your boss, family, friends, husband, wife for all that you do above and beyond the call of duty. But
God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him ( HEBREWS 11:6). Jesus said, "...: if any man serve me, him will my father honor" (JOHN 12:26). In the book of Revelation, the resurrected Christ ( in seven different messages to seven different churches, penned by the apostle John) spoke of rewards for those who would choose to be faithful and obedient (REVELATION 2:7,11,17, 26-29 ; REVELATION 3:5-6 , 12-13 , 21-22). *NOTE* I
recommend reading the entire account of Christs words to these churches rather than just reading the individual verses themselves. This will give you a better picture of what is actually going on. REVELATION 2:1 - 3:22 * In the Old Testament, the Lord God told His people that if they would serve Him, He would bless them in various ways (EXODUS 23:25-27).
These are only a few of the places in the Bible that attest to this particular character trait of God. He is a God who knows how to appreciate the good and godly things that people do. He is a God who knows how to say "Thank you" and show it in some tangible way as well! The reason I share these particular verses with you is to point that out to you. God is not like your unappreciative boss or family member. He is a REWARDER of them that diligently seek Him! No good thing will He withhold from them that love Him and serve Him (PSALM 84:11)!
Hence the name SLAVES WAGE! God delights in blessing those who bless Him! God delights in rewarding those who love Him and serve Him! He is not opposed to that! He wants to see you happy and healthy! He wants to see you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers (3 JOHN 2)! God loves you and wants the very best for you, not only in eternity to come but also in the here and now!