“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 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 8:31-36)
Today’s Morsel: Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a Federal Holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4. There have been many people placed in bondage and have had their freedom taken from them. But Jesus came to make us free. Are you free today? Jesus says that if we continue in my word, then we are His disciples; indeed, and we will know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. And if He makes us free, we will be freed indeed. You can be free if you put your trust in Jesus and allow Him to free you. You can say as the apostle Paul, “But God be thanked, that we were the servants of sin, but we have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered us. Being then made free from sin, we became the servants of righteousness." (Emphasis mine) (Romans 6:17-18)
Sing: He set me free yes, He set me free. He broke the bars of prison for me, I’m glory bound my Jesus to see. Glory to God, He set me free.
Thought For Today: Freedom … No more shackles or chains.