31 Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teaching. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They responded, “We are Abraham’s children; we’ve never been anyone’s slaves. How can you say that we will be set free?” 34 Jesus answered, “I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 A slave isn’t a permanent member of the household, but a son is. 36 Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you really will be free. (John 8:31-36, CEB)
“We are Abraham’s children; we’ve never been anyone’s slaves.”
Well the children of Abraham were slaves in Egypt. So did these people forget their history?
And as Jesus says, even if you weren’t actually a slave, you are a slave to sin. We are all sinners and fall short of what God intends for us and only because of Jesus are we able to be free.
So don’t think you aren’t a slave. We all are.
Let Jesus set you free to be a slave of all!
Loving People. Loving God.