As he spake these words, many believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:30-32
Everyone wants to be free! Free from pain, free from suffering, and most importantly free from death. Jesus is the only one who can set us free, that is why he is called The Way. People try to find all kinds of escapes to make them free, they might try drugs, alcohol, sex, ect however all these things just make you more imprisoned to yourself
Jesus was teaching we are slaves to our sins. Many people who believe they are free are actually trapped by their addiction or obsession. Only Christ can set you free, why? Because He is the only one who can pay the debt for your sins
They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. John 8:33-35
The religious leaders didnt understand this concept, they stated “ We are descendants of Abraham, we are slaves to nobody” Now obviously they were referencing their ethnicity of being Jewish, but Jesus was talking about something much deeper than this
Jesus said “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” Well since we all have sinned, we are all slaves to sin. However Christ can set you free! Jesus paid the debt for your sin on the cross, so you can be set free from your bondage.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36
I wanted to end with this scripture because its so powerful and beautiful, you might not understand why Jesus went to the cross. But once you understand the seriousness of your sin, you understand the love He demonstrated to you on that cross
Jesus can set you free, nobody or nothing else can! Only the Son of God can deliver you from your sin, my chains are gone , I’ve been set free Amen!