You Are Free to Sin But that Is Not Freedom

“Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

John 8:36

Ponder This

You may say, “I don't want to belong to Jesus; I want to be free.” Well, you will only become free when you belong to Jesus Christ.

If a train says, “I don't want to run on these tracks; I want to be free,” how far do you think it will go? Here's a kite tied to a string. It says, “I don't want to be tied to a string, I want to be free.” The string breaks and down it goes. If a tree planted in the earth says, “I don't want to be planted in the earth; I want to be free,” and it's jerked up from the earth, will it live? Freedom is found in Jesus Christ.

Everything that is truly free is functioning as God made it to function. Just as a train was made to run on rails, God made you to serve the Lord Jesus Christ—to know Him, love Him, and keep His laws. Freedom is found in Jesus Christ, “for in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Practice This

You are free to sin, but that's not freedom. It's only freedom to die and go to Hell. Real freedom comes from Jesus Christ. Yield your life to Jesus Christ. Then you will know the true freedom only He can give you.