“They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity–for ‘people are slaves to whatever has mastered them’.” 2 Peter 2:19
Peter had just described people of the world. They are people who live in sin and boast about it. As they live in that sin, they also try to get believers to follow their ways.
People of the world are always promising freedom. They want freedom to do whatever they want, when they want and how they want. Rules are made to attempt to bring freedom and protect other people’s freedoms.
However, many of these rules are ones of depravity, promoting sin and slavery rather than true freedom. Whatever or whoever controls you is your master. This goes against the mindset of many people. Most people like to think that they are not a slave to anyone or anything.
Many people say that they have to live a certain way. That they cannot help being the type of person they are, it is just who they are. It may be that they are an alcoholic, or a drug addict, or a gossip, or an angry person, or a liar, or something else. Regardless of what they are, often it is a sinful, selfish way of living. If a person has to live in a sinful way, then he is a slave to that sin.
As a believer, you should be only a slave to Jesus. Do not allow yourself to be mastered by other people or things. The things of this world will lead you on a path of destruction. Although the world promises freedom, it is most often slavery to sin. This type of slavery will bring about destruction and death.
Slavery to Jesus will bring you life and wholeness. God will always guide you in the correct path, the best way possible.
Are you willing to trust God with your entire life? Will you let God be your master?
Or will you go back to the world and allow sin to be your master?
Choose life today and you will have true freedom, not the false freedom that the world offers.
I pray today that you will know the freedom that Jesus offers; that you will trust God with your life; that you will allow yourself to be a slave to God; and that you will allow God to break the chains of slavery to the world in your life.