Kingdom People Network Devotional.
2Peter 2: 18-19a For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. (ESV)
When we look at things, we’ll see that the world seems really promising in terms of its freedom. Freedom is the most precious human right! That’s why America today is greatly loved among all the nations. Freedom, Liberty!
I so much love our passage today, its portrays that there is a freedom that is mere falsehood! The freedom the world offers …enticed by sensual passion of the flesh geared at fulfilling the lustful desire of the carnal man.
People love to be free, free to make choices, free to decide their own future, free to do whatsoever they wish to, free to pick a choice life, free to marry whoever they deem fit, free to choose a career, freedom to all their desires… Freedom to do whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want, as far as its legal or acceptable.
But I submit to you today that not everything that is acceptable is right! Paul puts it like this, “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” 1Cor.6:12.
The word “right” takes its real meaning from God; “The Righteous One”. He only determines what is right and He alone can offer true freedom. No matter how much freedom the world offers, there will always be a void, a sense of emptiness, such that when you claim to be free, you’ll find that you’re enslaved. Enslaved to the power of the mind, to corruption and sin!
Thus Jesus said “come unto me all you that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest!” Matt.11:28. This rest is not just for this world but also for the world to come! Don’t let the world entice you into its falsehood, rest in Jesus today and let him set you free indeed, for whoever the son sets free is free indeed!
Rest means to cease from all your labour and that’s what Jesus offers. True freedom is in Christ. Without Christ, you’ll most likely live in crisis. Job declares this “Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” Job 5:7. Any man that lacks the life of Christ is born into troubles. True freedom is only attained when we turn to the Lord, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is FREEDOM.
God bless you.
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