Day 6 Devo - Free Indeed

I run in the path of Your commands, for You have set my heart free.  . . . I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out Your precepts.  (Psalm 199: 32, 45)

Many people today seem to think that God's commands in His Word are somehow designed to take away our freedom and bring us into bondage.  Nothing could be farther from the truth!  We live our whole lives in bondage to things we have no control over.  This world cannot offer us any real freedom from these things.  No matter how hard you try, you wil never be able to erase your sin, or stop sinning by you own power.  You will never be able to escape from death either. 

The graveyards are getting fuller all the time, and everybody ends up there one day.  You wil never break the bonks of time, and stop the clock.  You will never find a way to make yourself grow an inch or two taller.  As you can see, we are already in a horrible bondage that we cannot change. Jesus Christ came to deliver us from that bondage and set us free!  In His Words are the promises of eternal life in glory.  His Words promise complete forgiveness because of His sacrifice for us.  And when we follow Him, His Word promises deliverance from the power of sim.  When the Word instructs us how to overcome sin and resist temptation, it is not taking away our freedom - it is giving us freedom we never had before!

His Word also tells us that we will one day stand before Him in new glorified bodies, and time will no longer take any  toll from us.  There will be no more death, and no more sickness.  There wil be no mare pain or sorrow of any kind.  And best of all, there will be no more separation from our Father - we will see Him face to face!  As you can plainly see, Jesus didn't come to bring us into bondage - He came to set us free forever!

Point to Ponder:

Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  (John 8:31-32)

You will only find real freedom when you abide in His Word.  When you stay in His Word and follow His teachings, you will know the truth that sets you free!