John 8:32 …and the truth will set you free.
I need this reminder, Jesus. I am free. I am free from guilt because you were delivered over to death for my sins and raised on Easter Sunday to declare that I’m not guilty (Rom. 4:25). I am free from death because whoever believes in you will live, even though we die (John 11:25-26). I am free from the devil, and from sin’s power over me because I am connected with you (through baptism – Rom. 6). Often, I fail to apply these truths in my life and instead live as though I’m a slave to sin, guilt, fear, death, the devil, my sinful nature. Forgive me. For I am not a slave! Guilt is not my motivator, your love is. Death doesn’t have the last word, you do! The devil and sin aren’t my master, you are, and you empower me to live today free from guilt, free from fear, free from sin’s power. How liberating! Thank you. Amen.