“Do you want to go shopping tonight?” Your friend asks you. “Oh yes! That would be so fun! Oh wait… I have church tonight, sorry!” Some of the people around us think we have limited freedom because we have to make tough decisions to honor God. The question is : Are they right?
God promises freedom in several places in the bible,
But the kind of freedom God gives us is different.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
~John 8:36 (NIV)
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
~ 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)
We have freedom from fear……
“But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”
~ Proverbs 1:33 (ESV)
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
~ 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
and freedom from sin and everything bad that will separate us from God…
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Romans 8: 38-39 (NIV)