C.S.M. Devos

Psalm 2
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my king (Jesus) on Zion, my holy mountain.” I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son (Jesus); today I have become your father. Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.” Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Kiss his son (Jesus), or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”

Have you ever looked at Christianity as just a bunch of rules that you are supposed to live by?

Have you ever looked at the stuff in life that you know you shouldn’t do as more fun then living for God?

Sometimes we can think freedom is doing whatever we want and not having anyone tell us what to do.

In Psalms 2, it talks about the people of the Earth saying; “Let us break off the chains and shackles” meaning let’s throw off the rules that God wants us to live by. But do God’s “rules” really bring “chains and shackles” or does God’s “rules” bring freedom?

When we live our lives away from God’s “rules” and live for our self, it usually brings mistakes, regret, hurt, and other consequences. But living under God’s “rules” brings true freedom.

Freedom in God is knowing that when you put your head on your pillow at night you made the right choice today, you don’t have worry, you don’t have regret, you’re not afraid of someone find out what you did.

In your life right now, what do you need freedom from?

I encourage you right now, to pray and ask God to help you find true freedom in Him. Even if you’ve prayed a million times, keep going to God.


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