by Meagan Evans
July 3, 2019
We live in the “land of the free”, and we often confuse the true meaning of freedom. For so many of us, freedom has become confused with personal independence, or the ability to make our own decisions and choose our own path in life, to do whatever we want, whenever we want.
But this is not the freedom that Jesus promised us. When Jesus revealed himself as the Messiah, He spoke that He came to the Earth to “proclaim freedom”.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” Luke 4:18
“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” John 8:36
Jesus was not setting us free to do whatever we wanted; He was freeing us to do what we ought to do. He was liberating us to walk in relationship with God and to be the kind of people He created us to be. Giving us the ability to obey God and choose His will for our lives.
And this is the freedom that sin has long denied us.
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