Day 16

I Will Set You Free from Sin

from the Promises of God reading plan


John 8:34-36, Romans 6:1-23, Romans 8:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Psalms 103:12, Revelation 21:22-27

BY She Reads Truth

We’ve all tasted the sweet relief that comes with a bit of freedom. But there is a world of difference between the temporary freedom of summer vacation and the eternal freedom we have in the kingdom of God. In the Gospel of John, Jesus proclaims that “if the Son sets you free, you really will be free” (John 8:36). Those listening to Him were undoubtedly confused. In offering freedom, Jesus was implying they were somehow slaves, but they weren’t enslaved to anyone, not legally or physically anyway. How can you be set free if you aren’t in chains?

Apart from Christ, we are bound to our sin. This was true of the people in Jesus’s day, and it’s true of us now. Scripture is saturated with references to what life apart from Christ looks like. We were once slaves to sin (John 8:34) and ruled by death (Romans 6:9). Sin reigned in our bodies (Romans 6:12), and we stood condemned (Romans 8:2). But Jesus went to battle for us against the powers of darkness and came out victorious. His promise of freedom is a timeless one meant for anyone who comes to Christ. It doesn’t elapse or depend on our own merit. If the Son frees you, then you are free.

Our invitation into God’s family is an invitation into an abundant life that is no longer bent low under the weight of sin. It’s an invitation into an eternal way of being, one where our sin is uprooted and cast as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). It is an invitation to freedom.

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44 thoughts on "I Will Set You Free from Sin"

  1. Taylor says:

    I have been set free from sin, guilt, and shame! I’ve been walking in a specific sin for quite some time, and God has been putting on my heart to surrender it to Him and lay it down at the foot of the cross. After months of wrestling within myself I finally laid that burden down and I feel so much more free as a result of it! I know I will struggle with this sin probably throughout my life but I’ve finally given it to God and I know He is faithful to make beauty out of these ashes <3 Thank you Jesus that you have called me out of death and into LIFE!

  2. Erricka Hager says:

    “I am no longer a slave to sin. I am a child of God!” I love this reminder that sin is no longer my master and that I am made new and alive in Christ. I love that I am now in the process of sanctification and to become pure to the day I meet Christ face to face in awe of his beauty and wonder.

  3. Jessica Williamston says:

    When the enemy brings up the issue and sins of my past I turn it around by thanking God for keeping me through my transgressions and for delivering me into a realization of how forgiving my God is. I then remember the love He washed me in letting me know I am his daughter set free from condemnation.

    1. Jessica Fuller says:

      I love that so much! What a great way to turn the enemy’s plans against him.

    2. Haley McGee says:

      This is a good idea Jessica. I really like it and how applicable it is. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amanda Salgado says:

    Did the last paragraph get cut off?

  5. Bailey says:

    I enjoyed this! I think sometimes I can be too hard on myself when I mess up! I also enjoyed how no fruit comes from our sin so if we want life it is best to walk away from it. I needed to hear both of these! Thank you!

  6. Jennifer Anapol says:

    This lock down has me feeling like I am in a type of prison. I love that God has set all of us free, and this reality isn’t based on our circumstances. Thank you Jesus! ❤️

  7. DOROTHY says:

    Churchmouse do you get outside and just enjoy the weather. I don’t know hat the weather is like where you are but here in the Kansas City area I can at least go out and sit on my patio. Lately it has been chilly but I can still sit out there with a jacket on.
    WOW Jamie I never thought of those three words that way. You have given me a whole new perspective on it. May I pass your words on to some of my friends please.
    Angie my prayers go out to you and your husband.
    Haley Watson you gave me somethings to think about.

    1. Patty Malottki says:

      Hi Dorothy, I’m Kansas City too! My front porch has been a great friend to me!

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