Daily Reflections

True Freedom

September 16, 2023 Deborah Smith

“If the Son sets you free, you really will be free.” —John 8:36

Before the Lord called us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Pet. 2:9), we were slaves to sin. Sin was our master! Consider the number of times you thought, I’m not going to do that again but found yourself unable to exercise any control.

Some of you may remember indulging in sexual sin and even being soul-sick over it, yet you had no power to resist. Or some of us were so completely self-centered in our thinking that we had no regard for others. Or perhaps you were consumed with jealousy, covetousness, anger or unforgiveness.

Here’s the good news: Jesus died to set us free! We won’t be perfect this side of glory, but we are being perfected (Heb. 10:14). We aren’t yet what we’re going to be, but we aren’t what we used to be either. God says we have been reborn. My prayer is that we would believe God and embrace our new life, live free from regret of our sinful past, and walk boldly as children full of His Spirit.
"New Hearts, New Desires, New Life" (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture is taken from the CSB.


Make it Personal

In what specific ways has Jesus set you free from sin? Take time to praise and thank Him for it!