Free Indeed

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

What does it mean to be free? To English Puritans in the 17th century, freedom meant serving God without interference. To Africans sold into slavery, freedom meant being released from bondage.

To the 18th century American colonists, freedom meant charting their own course as a nation. Colonial leader, Patrick Henry, whose father came to America from Scotland, believed that freedom was based on a commitment to Christianity and was possible only when based “on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Yet, to many, freedom simply meant license. In his 1859 book, Liberty, John Stuart Mill expressed an opinion felt by many modern men and women: “The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way.”

So, what is true freedom? The Bible says we can experience ultimate freedom because Jesus died for us on the Cross. Because of His precious blood, we truly can be “free indeed”—not just politically free, but free from sickness and sin. Whatever chains of bondage we may feel, we must realize that Jesus offers to set us free.

Today, God wants you to experience real freedom—freedom from fear and worry, burdens and anxiety, guilt and torment. But you’ll never find this freedom in a relationship, job, or political philosophy. Nor does it come simply by making more money or acquiring more things.

Real freedom comes only when you trust in Jesus and no longer are a “slave of sin.” Don’t let sin keep you a prisoner. When you confess and repent of your sins, Jesus promises to make you “free indeed”! Rejoice, and let Him take away your worries and burdens!