Most of us know exactly what it is like to be free, and we ought to be thankful to God for this blessing. Physical freedom is good, but have you thought about being free spiritually? Being spiritually free is a far greater blessing than being physically free. Physical freedom can only last a lifetime (but political situations CAN change). Spiritual freedom, though, will last into eternity, and this article will consider two significant blessings or results of spiritual freedom.
First, when one is spiritually free, one is free from the slavery of sin. Jesus, after having declared that the truth will set us free in John 8:32, said in John 8:34, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the ser- vant of sin.” Paul said that sin has dominion over us (Romans 6:14). The gospel of Christ gives us the power to break free!
Second, when one is spiritually free, one is free from the guilt of sin. David wrote, “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off” (Psalms 37:37-38). No one wants to live with guilt, and the salvation that is found in Christ can remove those feelings of despair and give us true and abiding happiness.
Today, instead of celebrating physical freedom, why not open your Bible and see how you can be free from your sins? The simple requirements are faith (Hebrews 11:6), repentance (Acts 17:30), confession of Christ (Romans 10:10) and baptism (Acts 22:16). If you would like to learn more, please email us for a study.