True Freedom

You have already been set free!

2 Peter 2:19 – They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

The second chapter of Peter’s second epistle shines a bright light on false teachers, manipulators, and those who make false promises. God wants you to be clearly warned of those who would seek to influence your mind into having you believe or do what you might not otherwise have thought or done. In other words, God does not want you to fall for deception. “See that no one deceives you,” Jesus said in Matthew 24. 

Today’s verse in 2 Peter says these deceivers promise you freedom, but it is a freedom they themselves do not have. Galatians 5:1 says that it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. As with generalized freedom in America, your freedom in Christ gives you the liberty to make many decisions for yourself.  The best choice you can make is as you are instructed in James 4:7, to willfully submit yourself to the loving hands of God. Having done that, and living in the abundance of His grace, your challenge is not to turn your freedom into selfish opportunities, but through it serve one another (Galatians 5:13).

When you received Jesus as Savior, you also received the Holy Spirit. He is a guide and teacher and will bring to your mind the power of discernment and instruct you on living in righteous freedom.

Pray With Us

Holy God, You have given us so much liberty, and it is often taken for granted by us, especially living in America, the land of the free and home of the brave. Set a guard on my mind so that I can be aware of the false teachers. Draw my eyes back to You and back to the truth. In these days of so many politicians and commentators wanting to influence the nation, keep me from falling for deception. Grant that I might live righteously before You and others, for I ask it in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  • For the leading of the Holy Spirit in discerning what is true.
  • With thanksgiving for the sacrifice of Jesus to purchase your freedom from the curse of sin and death.
  • That elected officials in America to seek the truth and seek godliness.
  • That through the Spirit, by faith, you can truly love your neighbor as God intends you to do.
  • That a desire for true godly freedom and unity among America.
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