REAL FREEDOM! There is a lot of talk about freedom today. It seems a lot of people don’t value the need to have law and order or see the value of law enforcement so that our freedoms can be guarded and preserved. If everyone does what they want to do regardless of the impact on others it is apparent that someone’s or everyone’s freedom will suffer. With all our problems in America I still believe we enjoy the greatest freedoms of any country in the world. It is incumbent on every citizen of the United States to work to maintain the freedoms we enjoy because there are those in the world who would like to see our freedoms lost and our light to the world extinguished.
Real freedom in all areas of life can only be found in Jesus Christ. A Constitution, no matter how good it is, cannot and will not provide real freedom in all areas of life. Material wealth will only complicate real freedom for many people. Family status may blind one to what real freedom really is because often people forget there are no favorites with God. Physical chains nor poverty nor any other thing can rob one of the real freedom found in Jesus Christ. In a country where people value freedom and much is said about freedom the majority of people probably have not discovered the real freedom offered in Jesus Christ. But God does offer true freedom to all people in the United States and the other countries of the world. 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. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed,” (Gospel of John 8:31-32, 36 NIV). Many people in this world use their freedoms to become enslaved to sin but have never used their freedom to accept Jesus as their Savior and be really set free in all areas of life including freedom from the bondage of sin and its penalty.