What person you I know lives in the greatest degree of individual freedom? Is it someone who does exactly as she pleases? Our culture zealously guards the idea individual autonomy in order to give each of us the ability to maximize our existence for our OWN benefit and satisfaction.

But is living for yourself—REALLY living in freedom?

Jesus was the most free person to walk the earth, and yet, in His freedom—He chose the cross. GASP! That’s not the brand of freedom you want—right? That’s because we don’t understand the truth about REAL freedom.

Ultimate freedom is found in perfect love.

Jesus possessed the freedom to do whatever He willed AND—-He had the power to make it happen. He could have vanquished any enemy who dared challenge Him. But—He didn’t. He used His freedom to love a human race that hated Him. Jesus demonstrated the vital connection between freedom and love. Love is unselfishness—and to be free you cannot be addicted to your fleshly desires. We experience the greatest degree of freedom when we are experiencing the deepest love—not when we’re experiencing the ultimate self-centered living.

The world’s brand of “freedom” is just another iteration of selfishness which simply feeds the addictions of the flesh—which enslave us. Love frees us. Our greatest love should be for God, who has given us the ability to do everything we do. Our second greatest love should be for each other.

Jesus said the two greatest commandments are: “Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind…[and] love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew‬ ‭22:37-39)  Paul reminded us “you have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:13‬)

When Jesus gave us the command to love, He gave us the perfect recipe to live in real freedom. 

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