Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
(2 Corinthians 3:12-18 (NIV))
With all that is going on in the world, too many people turn to worldly things to try to find freedom.
Some turn to the government. Some turn to money. Some turn to fame. Still, others turn to themselves.
No matter where you turn, true freedom can only be found in one source – Jesus Christ!
Even the very best version of freedom that the world has to offer will eventually result in the ultimate imprisonment – death! All that the world has to offer cannot provide a freedom from death. The world can provide a sense of freedom during your lifetime, but it cannot provide an escape from death.
What do you think of when you think of the definition of the word freedom?
For most people, the definition can be stated simply as the ability to make your own choices and determine your own direction.
Do we have this in this world? Do we truly have the option to determine our own direction?
Most people apply this concept to such things as jobs, an unobstructed mobility within the world, and even to the lifestyle that they choose to live. In a sense, that is a form of freedom, but this freedom without the freedom offered through Jesus is nothing more than a false hope. Physical freedoms without the spiritual freedom that can only come through accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior is a false hope. Adam and Eve, through the fall from grace, had the freedom to choose. The freedom that they chose has actually enslaved humanity to sin since the fall.
Is that the freedom that you want?
True freedom can only come through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. Accept the gift of grace that was freely given so that you could be free.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
(John 8:36 (NIV))
Are you free indeed?