Joh 8v34 – The slave

It’s shocking; I just saw someone who is a slave! I thought slavery was abolished hundreds of years ago. But what’s more shocking is where I saw them. It wasn’t in some dark underground room. It was in the mirror! What burdens are you carrying? Worries about your future? Anger about what politicians are doing to your country? Shame about something you said or did?

Envy for your friend’s new car? These burdens of worry, anger, shame and envy are all sins that enslave us. Jesus says, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” (John 8:34). The only person who can free us from this slavery is Jesus. “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” (Galatians 5:1). If we, in faith, allow Jesus to actively work in our life, we will receive the gift of freedom. “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17). If you feel enslaved by worry, shame, anger, envy or any other sin, let Jesus free you. Open Bible – ,, (Nicky B)