31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. 36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
The Jewish people who believed in Jesus exposed themselves when they said, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves of anyone” Jesus could have responded, “Excuse me, what about 400 years of slavery in Egypt?” Did they forget? It was a defining moment in the life of this people group and they glossed over it. Jesus is a new Moses and this is a new Exodus . . . Out of slavery and into freedom. Walk this way! Follow me! (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What stands out to you in this passage and why?
- How can you apply this passage in your daily life?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for Sonflowers, the organization serving the children of the red light districts.