/ˈfridəm/ Show Spelled[free-duhm]
1. the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint.
Physical freedom is important, but what about spiritual freedom?
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
-2 Corinthians 3:17
Luckily the Lord gives us that freedom. John 8:34 says we are slaves to sin. Which is true, we can all name one sin we/have struggled with and owned us. When something owns you, there is nothing you can do to escape it.
Think about it like this, slavery was a terrible time in our history in the United States. Slaves often escaped from their owners, thanks to slave codes though even when they escaped from their bondage to a free area, eventually they were sent back. Trapped and seemingly stuck in this turmoil for the rest of their life. We all know how the story goes though, we fought a war and men gave their lives to end slavery. Because a price was paid, these people were no longer owned and trapped in the bondage they once were.
Same is for us as Christians, a sin can own us. There are times when we can escape to church or another “safe area” but eventually that sin comes knocking back. When it owns you, you cannot get away from it. Luckily for us, Jesus paid that price so sin could not own us and we can have freedom.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
-1 Corinthians 10:13
The video I posted speaks of that freedom, “My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, my God my Savior has ransomed me…” He paid that price so us as believers don’t have to struggle with sin, and we should not let a sin own us. That is not of God, and he will deliver you from it! I pray for anything you are struggling with, that you will allow God to conquer it and believe he will. I promise that freedom, well nothing beats it.