Love Worth Finding Devotional August 15, 2023: What is True Freedom?
TOPIC: What is True Freedom?
“While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.” – 2 PETER 2:19-20
Sin always promises freedom, but it brings bondage. And the deceitfulness of sin is such that those who are in the deepest bondage think they are free. As a matter of fact, the Lord Jesus said in John 8:36, “…If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” Do you know the difference between the freedom Jesus gives and the freedom that liar the devil promises?
When the devil says he’s going to give you freedom, it’s freedom to do what you want. The freedom that Jesus gives is not freedom to do as you want, it is freedom to do as you ought. Those who do as they want are not free at all. They are actually servants of corruption. You may say, “I’m not going to be a Christian. I’m just going to be free to do my thing. I’m free to choose.” You are free to choose, but you are not free to choose the consequences of your choice. But Jesus said if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
- Why does the freedom to do what we want sound so appealing?
- How have you experienced true freedom in Jesus?
Pray for those you know who are living in bondage to sin but do not know it.