If you’re familiar with the history of slavery and how slaves were beaten, mistreated and scarred by their masters, it would be insane to think that a slave, once freed, would EVER voluntarily go back to his cruel slave master. But are we, who have been freed from the slavery of sin, now voluntarily returning to it for more cruel mistreatment? God’s children have been set free from the evil of this world; however, we are constantly bombarded with the lie that the world offers us MORE than God does. God’s Word says, “They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.” (2 Peter 2:19) The primary message of the world does not draw us to God—it makes us believe we need more things, to be better looking, to be smarter, to “have it all,” etc. The world promises us freedom but then it makes us a slave to public opinion. God is not a slave of public opinion. Jesus was tried and convicted by man’s rules but in the end, even death at the hands of man’s most powerful forces didn’t defeat Him. He gave us this same power and freedom!
Our old slave master never stops trying to entice us back to his chains. He tells us we need to look, act and speak in a way that feeds our enslaving pride. When we hear his voice calling, we must remember that God has freed us from our sinful ways. He has given us a higher purpose–glorifying Him. When HIS purpose is ours, we are free—because no one chains God. When we choose to live in God’s will, we walk in the freedom Christ gives us and then the enslaving enticement of our own pride loses its appeal. We NEVER want to go back to painful shackles of the world. We cling to Him. We live by this promise: “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” (Galatians 4:6-7) Praise God for His freedom!
From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .