The world has many different versions of “freedom” that only lead to slavery.
Many versions of freedom are only temporary relief from pain. Other versions of freedom are an escape from the prison of daily life. People seek relief in vacations, drugs, shopping, alcohol, other people, etc. We think if we can just get away for a moment, then everything will be fine once we return. Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. This kind of freedom gives less and less with each experience. In order to get what we want out of it, we have to give more and more of ourselves while receiving less in return.
The freedom that we can have in Jesus is exactly the opposite.
We believe in Him with mustard seed faith and we get everything we’ll ever need in Him. In Christ we have the ability to have a life we don’t need relief or escape from. Jesus saves us and truly sets us free.
“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law,” Galatians 5:1 (NLT)
We only live this way when we know and believe the truth of God’s Word.
Our Heavenly Father knows that if we follow Jesus’ example and allow our lives to be transformed by His Word, we’ll live as He intended. The truth of Jesus’ life and words are what set us free. They are also what keep us free.
“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free,” John 8:31-32 (NASB)