TRUE FREEDOM


TRUE FREEDOM

Matthew 5:4 (NKJV) Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

In this beatitude, Jesus is talking about those who mourn over their sin. This is a godly sorrow that produces repentance and leads to salvation.  2 Corinthians 7:10 says, “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”

Do you remember the story of how King David sinned?  He had an affair with Bathsheba, which was wrong in the first place, but in order to cover it up, he had Bathsheba’s husband killed.  Did you know that David felt sorrow, remorse, guilt, and shame for what he had done?  He mourned over his sin.  In fact, in Psalm 51 David expressed how he felt about his sin:

Psalms 51:4 (NKJV) Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight—that You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge.

In all the evil that David did, God forgave Him and restored Him. When we sin, we should feel guilty.  We should mourn over our sin. We should take it to God, for the Scripture says that if we confess our sin to Him, we “shall be comforted.”

Look at what 1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Once we ask our Heavenly Father to forgive us, we need to let it go.  If we do not, then we go from godly sorrow to condemnation, and that is not for New Testament believers.  This is the great comfort that He has given us, and it is called freedom!  In Romans 8:1-2 it says, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”

So, if you messed up, and we all do at one time or another, fess up and let Him restore you as He has done for so many others.  Remember, there is no verdict of guilt to those who are in Christ Jesus.  You are free today because of Him, so let Jesus be your comfort.

Confession: I am free today because of Jesus.  At the cross, Jesus bore my sins and defeat, and as I keep Him first in my life and confess my shortcomings, He forgives and restores. 

Today’s Bible Reading

Exodus 37 – 38

Matthew 28

Psalms 34:11-22

Proverbs 9:9-10

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 15, Exodus 16

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Matthew 28:1-20

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 21:8-13

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 15, Exodus 16

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Matthew 28:1-20

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 21:8-13