What Jesus Did! 'Freed Completely' — John 8:35-36

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

[Jesus said,] "A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free."
— John 8:35-36 NLT
Illustration of John 8:35-36 NLT — [Jesus said,] "A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free."

Key Thought

Salvation involves two great realities: 1) We are set free from our sins, and 2) we are adopted into God's family and become his children. Jesus is not only our Savior and Lord; he is also our older brother. God is not just the Almighty; he is also Abba Father. In Jesus, we are given our freedom to become all we are meant to be as God's children!

Today's Prayer

Abba Father, I thank you and praise you for my freedom from my sin and the privilege of being a child in your family! I thank you, Jesus, for paying the price of my ransom to set me free and to purchase my adoption into your family. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Galatians 3:24-4:6
  • John 3:3
  • 1 John 3:1-2

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.