And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:32-36)
Today's Morsel: On July 4, 1776, America, claimed her independence from Britain and democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave" so they can begin living the American Dream. The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings.
Someone said, "Freedom isn't free." It cost someone their life. Jesus said that He came to deliver the captivates. Only through Jesus can we be made free. Many people are still held captive by their sins and are servants to sin. Paul said, "And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will" (2 Timothy 2:24-26). In Christ Jesus, we can all be made free. And if Jesus has made you free, then you are to be free indeed. Are you free? If so, then daily celebrate your freedom. The Church is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. It is the land of the free and the home of the brave. As Peter said, "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy" (1 Peter 2:9-10). Before our freedom, we were not a people of God, but when Jesus made us free, we obtained new citizenship.
Sing: He set me free, yes, He set me free. He broke the bonds of prison for me. I'm glory bound my Jesus to see. Glory to God, He set me free.