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Monday, September 16, 2013

God Gives Real Freedom

In summary of John 8:36 it says, “If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.”

Bottom Line:
If the Son sets you free, you are truly free

What this means to me:
It’s only through Jesus that I can be restored to the father.  Knowing and following Him will reveal the truth and free from the bondage of sin.  Our world/culture would define freedom as a life without any restraint — “I can do anything I want to do and say anything I want to say without anybody telling me what to do.” You may burn everybody else, but you get to do it your own way. The world says you can have your freedom, but only by being totally selfish.  God’s word tells me the only way to true freedom is through Jesus: “If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free” (John 8:36 TEV).  Real freedom is freedom from fear, guilt, worry, bitterness, and death. I’m free to quit pretending because I’m free to be myself.  When I realize how much God loves me, I can live in true freedom. In fact, I worship God when I recognize that “God is love.” It is an act of worship to agree that he is a loving, caring, generous God and that I can “rely on the love God has for us” (1 John 4:16).