Beth Moore’s “Breaking Free” – Insights
Breaking free. It sounds complicated, especially when we have a hard time defining what exactly we are trying to break free from.
Beth Moore says, “One of your chief purposes on this planet is to know God intimately and with reverent familiarity.”
John 8:36 tells us how this intimate relationship is to begin.
Lets back this up a few verses and put this into context by starting at verse 34.
“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.”
What does that mean? Because sinners cannot break free by their own strength, they need a Savior.
We must accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord to break the bondage of sin. If we try and live apart from Christ, then we become a slave to sin. And since Jesus is the Son of God, He can make one free from both sin’s penalty and sin’s power.
It’s like saying yes to that first date. We have to make a decision.