When your conscience bothers you, what do you do? When you realize you’ve blown it, do you stay faithful to your poor decision, determined to stay hidden and preserve your reputation?
The Bible calls this, bondage.
Jesus came to free you from your distress—your sin, your rebellion against Him. He came to set you free.
You see, the world sends the message that power equals success—take whatever you can get and forget the rest. But the Bible teaches us something completely opposite. Leave the stuff that leaves you empty after all is said and done. Die to yourself and experience liberty found in the resurrection of Christ. Because that’s what Jesus did on the cross for us—He overcame our distress. He put an end to our slavery to sin. We can be forgiven.
The world thinks peace will be when the latest war ends. But has that ever been the case? Peace doesn’t come by way of man’s devices. Everlasting peace can only be experienced when we surrender the battle within us.
Today, we can say we’re sorry. We can repent. We can lay it all down at the cross and walk free women and men.
“Come and be free, for thus saith the Lord, there is immediate, unconditional emancipation for all such as desire to be delivered from sin, and to have the liberty wherewith Christ makes his people free.” –Charles Spurgeon