“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” (John 8:31-32 ESV)
of Tarsus thought he was in God's will when in fact, he was in bondage to his strict
religious observance of the law. When
God interrupted his life, Paul was transported from religion to
relationship. He became a new creation
in Christ. Paul learned to breathe the
air of freedom by living in God's will.
Jesus said, "If the Son sets you free, you will indeed be
free" (John 8:36, NLV).
Mears, a beloved Bible teacher, taught the secret to true freedom. She explained, "A bird is free in the
air. Place a bird in the water and he
has lost his liberty. A fish is free in
the water, but leave him on the sand and he perishes. He is out of his realm. So, the Christian is free when he does the
will of God and is obedient to God's command.
This is as natural a realm for God's child as the water is for the fish,
or the air for the bird."
Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose in Pathway to God's Treasure: Ephesians