“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.””
We are free. We are not bound by sin. We are not slaves to it. We have been severed from the root of it. Why? Because Jesus said so! More than just His words, His actions showed us so! We live in freedom because we have been set free by the sacrifice that the Son of God made on our behalf, taking our sins and taking our punishment for us.
Sometimes the word ‘freedom’ may be unclear for us. Jesus’ listeners also didn’t quite get it. They didn’t understand that actually there were slaves to sin in the first place. If you don’t understand you’re bound to something, then of course you won’t understand being free from it. Yet that is what lifestyle we were living before Christ came into our lives. We were trapped by sin. It ensnared us, motivated us, deceived us and lied to us; all without us actually realising. Yet when Christ entered into our lives, those prohibiting chains of sin, were shattered into pieces. We were and are set free: truly free. We longer have to say yes to sin’s temptation, but rather we can walk in the victory of Jesus.
Not only is this ‘freedom’ a one time action, but a constant freeing from the things that try to attach themselves to us. Jesus has given us His word, so that we can know this truth and that by this truth we can be set free! Let us following His word, accept what He did for us, and live in His freedom.