Freedom. We normally think about freedom in the context of national issues; fighting wars
for our freedom; or fears of losing our constitutional freedoms. I am thinking about
freedom more personally in my soul. Just like on a national level, personal soul freedom
has to be guarded, defended, and cherished.
Soul freedom is a state of being at peace. It is freedom from fears, anxieties, guilt, and
shame. It is characterized by walking closely with God; being steeped in His grace; and
living in righteousness. The soul that is free is not bound by sins, shame, lies, or regrets.
By being free, one’s soul is at liberty to love fully, engage in life heartily, and pursue goals
Jesus tells us that Satan is like a thief who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Satan wants
for us to be bound by our sins and fears. Contrast that with Jesus’ words, “I came that they
may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10, English Standard Version; ESV). In