In today’s podcast devotional JB Shreve looks at the themes of freedom inherent to our July 4th weekend and traditions and a biblical perspective of freedom. Most of our notions about freedom and liberty are not actually related to freedom at all. They are lawlessness. The Bible speaks clearly about God’s will for freedom in our lives but freedom is not what we usually think it is. It’s not what society, the media, and even many churches tell us it is.  Following that wrong path to freedom is actually very dangerous.

Lots of Verses in Today’s Podcast Devotional

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of GodRomans 1:1

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14 

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:21-23 

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Titus 2:14

And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. Matthew 24:12

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14

Live as free men, but do not use your freedom to cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16

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  • If you enjoyed this podcast episode that looks at a biblical perspective of freedom, you might also enjoy this article, Rights and Responsibilities, written by JB Shreve for the Liberty Hawk.