We all long for freedom to live life the way we want to and to make our own choices. Is this the freedom that God talks about in the Bible? What about freedom of speech, religion, or choice? Use this free 30 day Freedom Bible Reading Plan to understand what God’s Word says about freedom.
What Does it Mean to Have Freedom in Christ?
In America and the world today, we often associate the word freedom with personal libety. You want the freedom to make your own decisions and live life as you choose.
The Biblical definition of freedom, especially freedom in Christ, is different.
Freedom in Christ means the ability to live as the person God created you to be.
This is freedom from sin, death, and the power of the devil.
Focus on the Family explains it this way,
Jesus was not setting us free to do whatever we wanted; He was freeing us to do what we ought to do.Focus on the Family, Freedom in Christ
Before you were a Christian, you were in bondage to sin. The Bible says you were a slave to sin. (John 8:34). By accepting Christ’s saving work on the cross as your way of salvation, you now have true freedom and are no longer in slavery.
Are You Living in Freedom?
You may have the freedom of Christ in your life yet continue to live as if you are enslaved.
Why? You may be holding on to selfish, sinful behaviors that keep you stuck. For years I lived with food obsession and compulsive overeating. This was a sinful behavior that needed God’s healing in my life.
Other times, we don’t understand how the freedom of Christ plays out in our lives. Freedom in Christ is a powerful yet challenging concept. We have to die to ourselves in order to be alive in Christ. We give up choices in order to have more freedom. Seems ironic, doesn’t it?
Use this month’s Freedom Bible Reading plan to grow in your understanding of what the Bible says about freedom, learn freedom Bible verses, and gain a deeper understanding into how to walk as a free child of God.
What Does Freedom in Christ Give You?
Because we live in a sinful world, we are faced with many painful situations. No matter the situation you are facing, the Bible has answers for you.
Here are just a few situations where this 30 day Bible reading plan about Freedom will be a blessing to you because it includes:
- Bible verses about freedom of choice, speech, or religion.
- Bible verses about freedom from shame, guilt and the past.
- Bible verses about freedom from the law and condemnation,
- Bible verses about freedom from addiction, debt, sickness, pain, or anxiety.
Popular Freedom in Christ Bible Verses
I encourage you to use this study to read God’s word about freedom every day for the next 30 days, but to get started here are a few of the most popular Bible verses about freedom.
1 Peter 2:16
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me free.
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