13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

We were once all under the dominion of darkness. We were slaves to sin and we served a wicked task master. But we’ve been rescued from the dominion of darkness. That’s one of the reasons the devil hates us so much. God set us free from the devil’s domain and brought us into a different kingdom, the kingdom of the Son he loves!

Our sins have been forgiven. We have been set free. Do you believe this? Do you live like it is true?

When my sons were younger and because I loved them, I wouldn’t always let them do what they wanted to do (which was usually play video games).They would mope around, without much excitement, unhappy about everything. I’d suggest that they go outside and play in the yard or go to the park but they would just sit there and look miserable. Now, they were free to enjoy so many things around them but they were not living like they were free.

How often do I overlook my freedom in Christ because my flesh wants something that God loves me too much to give to me? How often do I mope around because I can’t get my eyes off of myself and my wants? We have been rescued! We are free in Christ! My life should reflect that to the world all day, every day. I sin every day in some way and yet the truth remains that I am free from bondage to sin. The more I live like I’m free the less I will want to be a slave to darkness. The more I resist the darkness instead of resisting the light, the more freedom I will experience. They build on each other.

You’re free today! Go enjoy it!

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    It’s funny because when I thought I was free . I was in some sinful chains doing whatever my fleshly desire wanted. Now that I’m free I sometimes forget that the chains are off and I have so many wonderful options to be the real me. Who is Jesus! The hope of glory. Getting in the word each day is a helpful reminder at how free I really am.

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