Sunday 2nd December 2018
Of course, “There is nothing like freedom”. This is because of its obvious merits. Yes! Nobody cherishes bondage, chains and servitude! Freedom or independence, in all ramifications, brings joy, happiness, pleasure, comfort, peace, and progress, to mention but a few. According to the Bible, Jesus’ definition of freedom is in line with knowing the Truth (Jesus Christ). The listeners, who were mere religious adherents, contested that they were not in bondage, while Jesus was discussing the topic, whereas they blindly were.
Every grown-up child always desires to be “free” from the supervision, superintending and control of his or her parents at some point in life. At childhood, he/she feels the monitoring and supervision are too much! As a result of this shallow thinking, the child feels he/she is in bondage! As time goes on, there comes when the child starts to live on his/her own, taking certain decisions (what to eat, where to go, what to wear, when to play, when to sleep, whom to associate with…). The child feels happy and excited about this; he/she wishes this ‘freedom’ continues for life!
However, when the so-called ‘freedom’ is abused, it becomes a kind of bondage in disguise. For instance, when a ‘free’ child now feels he/she can do and undo certain things, not minding the consequences of such things, he/she puts him/herself in bondage of sin.
Dear young one, do not abuse the freedom you have on campus by indulging in gangsterism, cultism, alcoholism, and other immoralities.
All these, no doubt lead into everlasting bondage, though in disguise!
You can free yourself today, if you have been entangled, by submitting totally to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and godly counsels/supervisions of your parents, pastor, and elderly ones. Stay truly free in Christ Jesus name, as we celebrate the International Day for the Abortion of Slavery.
1. Lord, I claim my freedom, in You, from all forms of slavery that the devil plunges man today, in Jesus’ name.
2. I refuse to abuse my freedom in Christ, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, deliver the Church from the licentiousness that the influence of foreign culture has brought on the practice of our Christianity in the land today
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 38 -39
Source: Living Water Daily Devotional