Short term memory…

Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teaching. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They responded, “We are Abraham’s children; we’ve never been anyone’s slaves. How can you say that we will be set free?” Jesus answered, “I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave to sin. A slave isn’t a permanent member of the household, but a son is. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you really will be free. I know that you are Abraham’s children, yet you want to kill me because you don’t welcome my teaching. I’m telling you what I’ve seen when I am with the Father, but you are doing what you’ve heard from your father.” (John 8:31-38, CEB)

I always love this passage because Jesus says to the Jews who had believed that he was the Messiah that if they remain in his word they will be free. And they are like, Free? We have always been free. “We are Abraham’s children; we’ve never been anyone’s slaves.” Do they not remember the time under Joseph in Eygpt? The Exodus?

The Jewish people were all slaves in Eygpt.

We only seem to remember the things we want. But the other things are also a part of who we are. Our past is something that has produced who we are today, but does not need to hold us down, because Christ has made us new.

Believe and know you are set free from your past, it can not define your future but has helped make you who you are today. Remember. And tell others they can also be free!

Loving People. Loving God.

Published by asacredrebel

Lions tamed Dragons slain Leaders equipped Disciples trained Jedi Christian Living the Gospel out loud!

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