Recognizing Our Bondage

Yesterday I stressed the importance of appreciating the freedom that is available through the sacrifice of Christ.   But what if I haven’t even acknowledged my need for independence?

Let me encourage you to make this a reflective day.   Are you in need of deliverance?   If so, from what?

  • Complaining?
  • Boasting?
  • Pride and arrogance?
  • Sexual immorality?
  • Gossip?
  • Lying?
  • Laziness?
  • Hypocrisy?
  • Busyness to the point of neglect?
  • Worry?
  • Materialism?

Have you ever felt the weight of Paul’s words in Romans 7:14-17?

Here is a cold, hard fact for today.   Until I am mature enough to confess the reality of my slavery, I will never gain true freedom.   The promise stands: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).   Make sure to take some time today to honestly admit where you still need the Master’s help.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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