The Son's Freedom

John 8:36 states "Who the Son sets free is free indeed" (NIV), Free from what? From sin! If a professed Christian is still living (ie.: being, acting, doing) a life of sin, have they been set free? I would say no, of course not! In Romans 6:14, Paul states "For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace" (NIV). Where does grace come from? Grace comes from God, through Christ. Galatians 2:21 states "I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" (NIV). So then, who is the Master of grace? Jesus Christ is the Master of grace for if it could be gained by any other way, then Christ would have died for nothing. We move from being mastered by sin to being mastered by grace which leads us away from sin. 2 Peter 2:19 states that "people are slaves to whatever has mastered them" (NIV).

Are you a slave to sin and the devil, or a slave to freedom and the Son (Jesus Christ)?


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