Truly Free


So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

–John 8:36 NLT

July 4th celebrates the thirteen American colonies that declared themselves as a new nation, the United States of America. They declared separation from the British Empire. This gave our country independence—our great American heritage. We should never take that freedom for granted. It was not without a price. Be grateful for the men and women who gave their lives to keep our country free.

We have another freedom that is even better than political freedom. This other freedom was given to us by Jesus, and it is a spiritual freedom—victory over sin and darkness. The only requirement for this freedom is having faith in what Jesus did for us through His death and resurrection. As Colossians 1:13-14 (NLT) tells us, “For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.” This freedom is never-ending.

Independence Day is a symbol of liberty. However, we can be even more grateful for our spiritual liberty because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for us. He loved us that much!

Prayer Focus

  • Thank the Lord for the men and women who gave their lives so that we might enjoy our freedom!
  • Pray for the safety of our military as they protect us.
Rosemary Valentino

Rosemary Valentino

Rosemary has been a Christian for forty years and loves the Lord. She is blessed with a loving husband, two children and five grandchildren. She is humbled to be able to write devotions and share God's word. She gives Him all the glory.
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