Freedom We Can Celebrate

So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. — John 8:36

On this day in American history, we celebrate freedom. It's a story of freedom that is an inseparable part of our history.

But there is more consequential freedom than independence from some oppressive political system. It's a freedom that is even freer. It's a freedom we can have while being mistreated for our beliefs, race, or gender. It's a freedom that we can enjoy while suffering through an unjust circumstance. It's the freedom of the soul. And there is nothing quite like this freedom.

And because this world is so oppressed by injustice, abuse, evil, prejudice, inequity, and favoritism, the only way to find this freedom is to have someone outside our system who is truly free to reveal and extend this freedom to us. And the Bible teaches that God revealed this freedom to us through His Son, Jesus. The Bible says that Jesus is the one who can set us free. That was His job. He came to set the captives free.

Listen to this text. It appears in both the Old and New Testaments:

He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed. — Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18

Jesus came to proclaim freedom. But He didn't just proclaim it — He actually provided it. He set all mankind free. And like all freedom, it came at a cost. His cost. He paid for our freedom so that we can freely have freedom. And this freedom is ours if we want it.

So today, if you are looking for freedom, you can have it. You can be set free. Free from your sin, its guilt, and all lingering shame. It's soul freedom that is greater than any circumstance you will ever encounter.

So celebrate our national freedom today. But remember, national freedoms will not last forever. These circumstances are sure to change. Get to know real freedom. Soul freedom. And be free regardless of what circumstances may come.


1. How does the concept of soul freedom differ from external circumstances or national independence?
2. In what ways can we actively live in the liberation and freedom that Christ has provided?

DO THIS: Praise Him for freedom, and thank a Veteran today.

PRAY THIS: God, I am incredibly grateful for the freedom You have bestowed upon me through Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for setting me free and giving me the opportunity to live a life of liberation and purpose.

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8 thoughts on “Freedom We Can Celebrate

  1. Paul P says:

    Amen! Jesus came to this world to set us free from the prison of sin and leads us out!

    2 Cor 2:14-15 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

  2. Marko says:

    Amen Brother Vince! While we enjoy our freedoms in this great country of ours, even those pale in comparison to the soul freedom Jesus gives us. May the Lord bless the USA and show us the way to eternal freedom in Him!

  3. Trent says:

    Answer 1. Is in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” We can have freedom of spirit in Jesus knowing that we have won. We may fight hard and suffer wound and loss now but we are one with Jesus and He has conquered it all. So our freedom of spirit even in bandage situation is knowing that it us temporal. Praise God.
    Answer 2. We can live in this Christ provided liberation and freedom by having contentment, yeah even joy, in the midst of our battles. By telling others of our freedom and where it flows from that they may join the winning side as well.
    I pray I might be able to put into practice what it is I preach this morning. I hear it. I know it. Yet it often slips from my grasp and my joy is stifled with anger, frustration and greed. Forgive me Father and fill me with your light in this struggle, my darkness.

  4. Sheldon says:

    Soul freedom is eternal, while circumstances changes.
    Live free in the fact that Christ has set us free from bondage and who the Son set’s free is free indeed.
    Happy July 4th. Brothers

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