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Jesus was growing weary of the rhetoric. While the religious elite tried  in vain to expose him as a fraud, Jesus continued to preach the truth. 

Jesus’ agenda continued to be–to free God’s chosen from the chains of sin and death. He wanted more than anyone or anything to restore what was destroyed by sin. Sadly, the religious leaders were more concerned with trapping Jesus than being free. 

In our lives, Jesus simply wants his beloved to walk in the freedom that his sacrifice provides. Since we know this truth, we need to embrace him and humbly follow his plan. When we do, we will stand out in the world, favorably to some and infuriating to others.

 We walk each day loving God and loving others. We live to glorify God and not ourselves. As we do that we are freed from the chains the world attempts to ensnare us with. Jesus was not being metaphoric in his description, he is truly the freedom we all long for. Failing to trust him, leaves one in chaos, defeat and enslavement.

God Bless You

The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.”

Even as he spoke, many believed in him.

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.