God’s original plan was to make us free men and women in Christ. This meant to be free from sin and any bondage. Sin in its various forms ties up a person. The picture of a free person for me is a man with an outstretched arm looking upward towards the sky. Yet, being a free man is what can cost us much! We need to pay a high price for that.
The Israelite were slaves to the Egyptian for many many years. They cried unto God, He heard them and delivered them yet they continued to be a slave in their hearts. They were slave to the comfort that they had received in Egypt, not knowing that God had a better plan for them. Their short sightedness had made them blind and they failed to see how much the Lord had and was going to do for them.
Recently we happened to watch a couple of slavery movies and the character Harriet Tubman has really inspired me. It has also made me see the value of freedom! Praise God for the freedom we enjoy. (https://thechristianmovies.com/movie/the-harriet-tubman-story-torchlighters/)
When am I a free person? I am free when I am who I am. That’s why the image that people have of me is probably point 5 percentage of who I am. God calls us just as we are! When we try to please mere men more than God, we end up in a bondage that makes us prisoners. Being free from the desire to please has a high price to bear. While a few might like us, many will indeed hate us.
Jesus did not have many followers, He indeed had many fans probably a few Pharisees as well. I should never get excited by the number of people who read my blog or view my status, for they are merely people who choose to read what I have to say yet I really do not know how many may agree to it and desire to go that way. Recently I have been getting a glimpse into what it means to write to please men or please God. I am the real me when I am free. May we all be free men in Christ Jesus. In the beginning days of my salvation I used to love to sing this song that says:
Once I was bound by sin’s galling fetters,
Chained like a slave I struggled in vain;
But I received a glorious freedom,
When Jesus broke my fetters in twain.
Glorious freedom, wonderful freedom,
No more in chains of sin I repine!
Jesus the glorious Emancipator,
Now and forever He shall be mine.
It’s really True may we be free from the opinion of people and if we really know and realize that the real me has many things that are unpleasant and unChristlike – why not seek help from Christ to be over-comers in those areas rather than masking it up by a fake image.
May we truly get saved !