Bible and Theology
Everlasting Freedom
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jul 2, 2018
Counting Stars in an Empty Sky

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

Everything valuable comes with a price—and freedom is no exception. Whether it is our freedom to choose our place of worship, to travel across borders, or to pursue the career of our choosing, our freedoms are costly. We owe an untold debt to those who fought and sacrificed for the political and social liberties we enjoy today.

Everything valuable comes with a price—and freedom is no exception.

 
While we should always be grateful to the men and women who have sacrificed to secure our earthly freedoms, our overwhelming thanks should be directed to God for the greatest sacrifice of all. The Lord Jesus—perfect, holy, divine, and deserving of all worship, honor and blessing—died on the cross to redeem us eternally. Because of His blood poured out for us, we can experience everlasting and true freedom—freedom from sin.
 

Whatever blessings of political freedom we experience in this world cannot be compared to the freedom that Jesus gives. The daily liberties we treasure on this earth are fleeting, but our spiritual freedom as children of God will last for eternity.

Prayer: Father, thank You for sacrificing Your Son so that I might find true freedom in You. Help me to never take that for granted. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Corinthians 3:17).