1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Jesus did not set us free so that we could remain slaves! He set us free so that we could live in the freedom that He bought us and show the world what freedom from sin looks like. So, why is freedom the number one answer I am given for what men want when they do their soul work?

This passage reminds us yet again how important our focus is. When I focus on Jesus, I can walk on water with Him. I can walk in the newness of this life I’ve been given. I can live as a free man. But I, like Peter, begin to sink the second I take my eyes off of Jesus. The cares and concerns of this world choke out His Word and the enemy of my soul steals His promises from me.

  • Where’s your focus today?
  • What distracts you and captures your attention?

We are to have one focus. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrew 12:1-2

Go ahead and live like you are free, like you are redeemed, like you are loved. Show the world who Jesus is and what He has done for you!