14 Jun The 10 Commandments, Part 12: Are You Free?
Have you been set free? Do you know Jesus? Have you given him your sin? Is he your Passover Lamb? Is he your Exodus? Is he your God?
If not, what is stopping you from giving yourself to Jesus now? He goes before you like the pillar of cloud that “moved . . . before” and “stood behind” the Israelites (Exodus 14:19). He walks with you, never to leave you nor forsake you. Let him set you free and let him lead you to live free. If you’re not a Christian, your biggest problem is not your behavior; it’s not your conduct; it’s your god! That issue has to get settled. Give yourself to Jesus and be set free, and then commit to a life walking with him in freedom.
If you are a Christian, you have been set free, and today, by the grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, you can live free. You can leave your sin. You can leave your folly. You can leave your rebellion. You can leave your death. And you can walk with Jesus. You can walk with other Christians, praying for one another and serving one another. God desires a relationship with you, and he wants you to be in relationship with others. That’s why he spoke to his people while they were gathered at the base of Mount Sinai. That’s why he gave us the Ten Commandments.
The way we grow in freedom, the way that we walk in freedom, is by understanding that we’re free to worship God. When a nation that was oppressed becomes liberated, the people run into the streets and they cheer and sing. We are those people! Jesus has conquered our pharaoh, Satan. We have been set free from the grip of sin. We can live free to worship Jesus. We have a Father King who loves us and adores us. And we get to take to the streets, and we get to sing and shout his praises. We get to worship and enjoy him. Free people have Someone to celebrate.
How has Jesus set you free from being enslaved?
What has Jesus set you free to enjoy?