“I relieved his shoulder from the burden;
his hands were freed from carrying the basket.
You called out in distress, and I rescued you;
I answered you from the thundercloud.
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.” Selah
Psalm 81:6-7 (HCSB)
Just as Israel was freed from the bondage of servitude under the Babylonians, you have been freed from bondage of sin. Sin is bondage? All of us serve a master of some sort. We can be slaves to fear, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, workaholism, spending, gossip, performance…you name it. OR we can be children of God, walking as sons and daughters of the King. Jesus came to set you free. Are you choosing to live in this freedom, or are you still in chains to the old way of life?
The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things[a] have come. II Corinthians 5:17