31Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?” 34Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. 36So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 37I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you look for an opportunity to kill me, because there is no place in you for my word. 38I declare what I have seen in the Father’s presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father.” (John 8:31-38, NRSV)
We are descendants of Abraham and were never slaves to anyone? Did we forget about the time in Egypt?
The Israelites were slaves to the Pharaoh.
So maybe these speaking were never slaves but their ancestors were.
All of us are slaves to those things that control us whether we know they control us of not.
The only way to be free is to follow Jesus where He leads. Continue to live your life in His word and love others.
Are you a disciple of Jesus?