Read:

"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." — John 8:36

Reflect:

I sometimes lose sight of what this verse really means. Life can present us with so many burdens, some we have no control over and some being the direct result of our own sin. We may be struggling in a dead-end job, we might be feeling the towering pressure of debt, or we could be combating an enemy that is out to steal, kill, and destroy, John 10:10, whether it be in our marriage, our health, or our everyday relationships. Burdens can be so heavy they are hard to bear and overcome. But just think what this verse means for those of us who are in Christ. We are free! Despite the problems we might be facing or the consequences of a past sin, Jesus Christ died so we could be free! We are no longer under the judgment of God. Jesus bore that judgment on the cross of Calvary. His chosen are forever free. The sins of our past, present, and future are no longer counted against us. This does not mean we continue to sin. We are being sanctified daily and must consciously strive to die to self and pass on worldly pleasures and live more like Jesus.  
 
Though we are free and no longer slaves to sin, we are now slaves to God and the benefits we reap lead to holiness (Romans 6:22). Knowing God leads us to holiness, and knowing that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom, brings me so much peace and joy! 2 Corinthians 3:17. The shackles of everyday burdens don't compare to the freedom we have in Jesus Christ. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then {sisters}, and let's not be burdened again by the yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1. We are free, sisters, we are free indeed!

Pray:

Jesus, I thank you for the freedom I have in You!

Your Turn:

Do you walk around feeling condemnation for your sin or are your burdens too much to bear? Jesus Christ has set you free, sisters. Meditate on the Word and accept what the Lord has done for you.

 
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