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John 8:36

If therefore, the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

This is Jesus speaking here. He was speaking to a group of Jews. They had previously said to Jesus that they were of Abraham and had never been enslaved. So why did Jesus respond with our passage for today? Apparently he was speaking of a different kind of bondage.

The question, then, is what are you a slave to? Is there anything that keeps you under its control? Is there anything that exercises dominion over you? Are you a slave to your work, to a habit, to fear, memories, guilt? Let us each throw off the shackles that have bound us. Jesus’ has broken through our prisons and has set the captives free. “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1.

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