January 14, 2016
You Are Free Indeed
You are free indeed, “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” Nothing could be more to the point than the statement our Lord makes here. He is engaging in a debate that might be ongoing at this very instant.
Amazingly, our pride argues that we are not slaves—we are not in bondage. Then Jesus tells us candidly, Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin.” It is there we choke. Our sin is ever before us—even our secret sin that no other human alive knows about. This sin haunts us because we know that God knows about this sin. It is the blemish that we cannot remove from our soul.
Because sin will enslave us, dominating us, controlling us, driving our passions and enflaming our desires, only Jesus can break this power over us. In verse thirty-five of the same chapter, Jesus says, “A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever.”
Only the blood of the Lamb can wash us clean. Only Jesus can free us of the desire to sin. And we can be free forever.
Not only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ; We do not even know ourselves except through Jesus Christ. —Blaise Paschal
Prayer, Lord I know your eyes are up on those who do right and your ears are open to their cries for help. Guard me from my sin and help me walk in paths of righteousness.
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
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