Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate the anniversary of our nation declaring its independence and pursuing that independence every day since. The bravery it took for our nation’s founders to declare this independence is similar to the bravery it takes to declare our independence in Jesus. Whenever we declare our faith in Jesus, there will be detractors, doubters, and tempters who will try to drag us back to the place we used to be. The world does not want us to live independent of it in Jesus – it wants us to be condemned with it. Peter wrote, “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” True independence means not that you walk alone, but that you are content walking with only Jesus in life. Today, declare your independence in Jesus and walk free from the influences of the world.
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” – 1 Peter 2:16 ESV