“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 NASB

Freedom.

What do you think of?

What comes to mind?

The ability to do whatever it is that makes you happy?

The state of being content?

As a friend of mine says “Freedom is the opportunity to purchase a chocolate cake and to eat the whole cake all by himself.” (I don’t recommend that, ok, maybe just half, because I love chocolate anything!)

On a more serious note, freedom is much deeper than living in a country where opportunities are endless. Freedom comes not from a government or social status, what your checking or savings account ledger reads, or even the house you live in.

Freedom is a state of spiritual habitation that only comes from God. Your freedom was paid with the blood of the Son. Referencing the above Scripture, the word “indeed” translates “real truth”. That’s hard to find or define today. Unless you know the Truth, and the Truth of Christ makes you free, you’re really a slave to what you think liberates you. You’re thinking won’t set you free. You political views and opinions won’t do it either. Being content in Christ is the only dimension of freedom possible. Anything else is bondage and slavery.

I challenge you on this July 4, 2019, to reach down into your spirit-man and seek what really defines your freedom, what is that you consider liberating. Remember back to when you first loved Christ because He first loved you!

Be blessed!

God bless America!

Michael J

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