Rom 8:1-2 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a]who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
John 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
Over the years I have discovered that self-confidence can be dangerous; even to the most serious Christian. We're all in danger of forgetting that we really are nothing without Jesus Christ and that He is our all in all. This very day people imagine themselves to be 'free', whilst embracing the current 'free' lifestyle purported by many so called free thinkers!
Many people boast more of their 'background' than anything else. It truly is a great privilege to have good ancestry - it is good with which to start out in life - but beyond a certain point it does not really count.
The first question may be, “Who is your father?” Parents may lead a child to believe they are part of a Christian family and thereby in right relationship with Christ even from infancy, but when the child is old enough for moral accountability they need to accept Christ by a personal faith. Nothing else really brings forth salvation. We must all become Christ-conscious to enter Christ's kingdom as individuals.
Abraham had descendants who were far enough away from his virtue and whom he would scarcely wish to recognize as his children. Sadly, many Godly parents today have sons and daughters who many may consider to be useless individuals, but don't give up they can be saved.
Then the illusion of freedom, while one is really in chains, is not altogether rare. Many people living in sin imagine they are the only free people there are. They have thrown off the restraints of religion and of the law and they think they are free, while they regard those who follow Christ as slaves to religion.
Sin plays strange tricks with men. Insane people sometimes imagine themselves to be the only great people. The devil often puts similar notions into the heads of his deluded followers. None are free but those who take it upon themselves to walk as Christ walked.
John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
Apply this thinking to your life today. Have you deluded yourself?
Are you living a life of compromise and merely pretending to be free?
Or are you really FREE?