John 8:31-32 (ESV)
“31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32And ye shall know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH shall make you FREE.”
The 4th of July cause Americans to reflect on one of the biggest gifts we have in this life, the luxury of living in a FREE country. We have the freedom that citizens of other countries would literally kill for, freedom of speech and freedom of religion to name a couple. The thing that saddens me is that many Americans abuse the first and forget about the second.
As Christians we have the ability to congregate in the sanctuary and worship our Lord and savior, something that hundreds are persecuted or in the middle east. Yet, we say we don’t need church or we don’t have time for church.
In America we have the ability to freely express our Love for the Lord Jesus Christ, yet when others ask us why we do and don’t do certain things we shy away from telling them the truth. We have the ability to speak Life into all those who lonely, who are struggling and lost, yet we get embarrassed because we don’t want others to think we are weird.
The fact is that while we live in a free country we enslave ourselves to the ways of others. When you open yourself up to Jesus, the Truth, He will set you free, He will free you from yourself. Jesus called us to spread His Word to all people, but this can only be done with His help. He’s given u the gift of living in a free country, now we must allow Him to enter and free us from the bondage of out self-conscience. God bless!