Freedom from Bondage

“We were slaves of pharaoh in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.”       Deuteronomy 6:21

My children attended a high school that had two parking lots, one for visitors and junior students and one for staff and senior students. The first parking lot was larger, but it was farther away from the school than the other one. So the students looked forward to the day they would be seniors and get the privilege of parking in the closer lot. The students called the larger lot Egypt and the smaller, closer lot, Israel.

One day a junior student parked their car in the senior lot and when they return to it at the end of the day, it was covered with post-it-notes that read, “go back to Egypt”, “you don’t belong here”, “you haven’t earned this privilege yet”.

The Lord God brought the Hebrew people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. A good land, where they were no longer slaves to Egypt, but free men and women.

Today the Lord is still rescuing people from slavery; slavery to sin and death. Without Jesus we live in darkness, ignorance and bondage, and we don’t even realize it.

It is a great privilege to walk as free people in the land of “Israel”. But this privilege is nothing that we have earned or attained on our own, it is by faith in Jesus Christ alone.

We don’t have to wait until we are “seniors” to have the privilege of entering the Promised Land, we can have it today as we put our hope and faith in Jesus Christ.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, And have it abundantly.”     John 10:10 (NASB)

Prayer: Thank you Lord for saving us from slavery to sin and eternal death. What a privilege it is to walk in freedom with you right now. I love you Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 6.

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  1. Yes,” what a privilege to walk in freedom right now”! Thank you Linda for this reminder. We all live with regrets of things we would have done differently. What a blessing to know that Jesus has freed us from that bondage. The enemy wants to remind us of our weaknesses each day, but our God is so much stronger and full of compassion for us. He wants us to live each day in His presence, trusting that He has delivered us from “slavery to sin and eternal death”. What joy we have in Him! Blessings, Susan

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