“Whoever commits sin is a slave to sin…If the Son therefore shall make you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:34b, 36.
A preacher once said that “Sin may promise you paradise, but it will only deliver you a prison.” For the believer who seeks to follow Jesus the lie of sin is even more twisted because sin tries to deceive and make you believe you aren’t free. The message of sin is that God is keeping you from freedom. You would have so much more happiness, and things, if you would only give in to the temptation. Does this not define the philosophy of our world today? Unfortunately, the fruit of sin’s message is becoming clear and more people are addicted to drugs, pornography, sex, gluttony, vanity, and a host of other ills, and we couldn’t stop them even if we wanted to. Our society is enslaved to sin. In sin’s wake are broken homes, destroyed lives, and in essence, we have created Godless communities, does this sound like freedom to you?
“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus) am come that they may have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) You need to know that though you may be enslaved to sin today; you can have freedom through Christ. You may have fallen for sin’s lie of freedom, but you now find yourself imprisoned by it. Freedom can be found in Christ. There is no sin that is greater than His love for you. There is nothing you can do that will turn Him away from you. He can, and will, free you from the prison and bring you to a life filled with joy.
I can’t choose life for you; I can only point the way (John 14:6). I truly have never met a soul who late in their life wished they had taken part in more sin, only those who had wished they had given more of their life to God. Choose Christ and choose life for yourself and for your family, and experience a life free from the enslavement of sin.