As we celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day, there is a sense of pride and patriotism. Today we celebrate and remember how America obtained it’s freedom from Great Britain. This freedom is the freedom to rule and govern itself.
There is another freedom that we received much earlier. A freedom that the whole world received.
Jesus quotes this scripture in Luke 48-19.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[
In John 8:31-32 Jesus says if we hold to his teachings we will be set free from sin.
We need to make sure that as we celebrate and take advantage of our freedoms that we take advantage of all of them.