Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. John 8:31-32 NKJV
Jesus tells us to abide in His Word. The Word of God tells us who Jesus is. It reveals that Jesus Christ is the Way the Truth and the Life. The Word of God tells us that we must be born again through faith in Jesus Christ.
God created Adam and Eve to live in a special relationship with the Lord. It was to be a relationship based on love and trust. God would meet all of Adam and Eve’s needs if they obeyed Him. Adam was also to be an extension of God’s authority on the earth.
Adam disobeyed God. The relationship they enjoyed with the Lord was severed. Sin and death entered the world. They became part of human nature. One of the first things Adam and Eve did is hide from God. They were ashamed of who they had become.
Through faith in Jesus Christ we have freedom from sin and death. Through the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ we have the freedom to live in intimate relationship with God. We have the freedom to live in His presence without shame.
We have the freedom to be the people God created us to be. We can enjoy God’s favor. We can be extensions of His authority. We can worship Jesus and bask in the sunlight of His Love. We can enjoy an intimate relationship with the lover of our souls throughout eternity.
God gave Adam and Eve the freedom to live according to His perfect plan for their lives or not. He offered them the opportunity to bless to the Lord or not.
The Lord is giving you the freedom to choose today.
Will you live your life according to God’s perfect plan? Will you allow Jesus to guide you and direct you through life in a fallen world? Will you humble yourself under God’s mighty hand and enjoy His blessing and protection?
Choose to bless the Lord through faith in Jesus Christ? Choose to live for Jesus today and with God throughout eternity?
Do not let sin, shame, grief, pain or anything else under the sun turn you away from the lover of your soul. Bask in the Sonlight of God’s love through faith in Jesus today!
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