John 8:34-38 (NKJV) 34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. 37 “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. 38 I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.”
The religious leaders in Jerusalem were in bondage physically and spiritually. The city of Jerusalem and its people were under the rule of the Romans, and sin kept them under the control of Satan. They were not free at all. Their lust for power, significance, authority, and control kept them in bondage of sin. And they did not even realize it. So much so, that they claimed to be Abraham’s rightful descendants; yet they sought to kill Jesus Christ their Messiah. They refused to accept Jesus Christ as God the Son, the Messiah, because in their hearts of hearts they did not serve the LORD. Rather, they were servants of sin. My friend, if you are living a life of sin. Then you are a servant of sin. If you continue to repeat the same sin over and over again. Then you are a servant of sin. Yes, it is true that it is unlikely that any of us can go through the day without sinning. But a child of God comes to the Father each and every day and confesses his or her sin. But the child of Satan will never confess his or her sin. We are either dead to sin, or alive to God. Just as it is written in Romans 6:16 (NKJV): “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” Sin keeps us in slavery. But the Son of God sets us free from the bondage of sin. My friend, “if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” The shed blood of Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins. The Son’s death on the Cross reconciled us with the Father. We can come boldly before God because Jesus took our sins and gave us His righteousness. The Son makes us free indeed. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17 NKJV). My friend, if you have come to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as your Lord and Savior. Then you are freed from the slavery of sin. You have been brought from death into life. You are a child of God. God is your Father. So, let the Word of God take effect in your life. And live for Christ, God the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit of God.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.