John 8:31-32 (NASB) So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
When a nation celebrates their freedom, what they are actually celebrating is their sovereignty—their collective right as a nation to control their own destiny.
This is not a bad thing; it sure beats a foreign nation ruling with no care for the well-being of the citizenry.
However, as Christians we must be very careful with this freedom/sovereignty issue. Seeking our own sovereignty goes all the way back to the Garden and the results have been disastrous.
Freedom can be a Christian principle so long as it is connected to the sovereignty God and not our own. After all, you can get your way but not get what you want.
- The ONE THING for today: The only way to truly experience freedom is to surrender to the sovereignty of God.
Romans 1:1 (HCSB)
Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle and singled out for God’s good news—