There’s a lot of talk these days about freedom – what it should be… and what it is not. I have no qualms in admitting that I struggle with many modern definitions of what it means to be free.
Some, like George Orwell, have said that:
“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
Malcom X said this:
“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom. “(D.D.E.)
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” (R.R.)
And then there was Jesus.
He had a very unique way of explaining what it means to be free:
Pray with me:
Father, Thank you for your offer of true freedom. Today, I purpose in my heart to let Your Truth set me free. I know that nothing in this world can threaten the freedom I have in You through Jesus Christ, the Word of God. I set my heart to be tender to Your Teachings, and I ask that you would strengthen me to hold fast to them. Thank You Father, in Jesus Name, Amen.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
Words to pay attention to: condemnation, free
I’ll see you next week with another Reflections truth!