Some people have a big misconception between freedom and bondage. People think freedom means they can do whatever their heart desires. It’s their life, they can go and do whatever they please, and they don’t have to follow any rules in a book. In contrast, they see submitting to God as a form of bondage. We can’t do this, and we can’t do that, and we must do this to please God.

It’s just the opposite. When we engage in sinful behavior with no constraints, we’re in bondage. We may think we’re living freely, but we’re slaves to sin. Think about it. It can be very difficult to stop a certain lifestyle such as drugs, premarital sex, or even breaking up with someone in a relationship, because of the thrill that it brings to our flesh keeps us bound.

Jesus came to deliver us from the bondage of sin and to offer us freedom. We’re free from sin, death, and poverty. Through Him, we can overcome anything that tries to hold us down. These rules that people try to see as bondage are actually limits of love. God, our Creator, loves us and knows what’s best for us to live our best lives.

John 8:34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

Romans 6:16 Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?