“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
We are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and slaves to sin.
Have you told a lie? You become a servant or slave to that lie, often telling more to perpetuate the deception. You end up caught in a web of your own making with no escape but the truth.
Have you sexually lusted after someone other than your spouse? Sex causes a psychological and spiritual connection with another person that is nearly impossible to break. Premarital sex causes two to become “one flesh,” and most fornication does not lead to marriage.
Pornography is addictive and can cause severe marital problems. it also desensitizes us to more extreme sexual scenarios and causes children to have unrealistic and sometimes violent expectations of sex.
Extra-marital sex is also quite devastating for similar reasons as the ones listed above, plus an even more tangled web of lies, divorce, child custody battles, splitting of resources, and many legal battles. Sexual sin most certainly enslaved us.
Almost all sin leads to additional sin. Pride leads to envy. Envy leads to anger, jealousy, hatred and sometimes murder. We lie to cover these sins up. We hurt and manipulate people for our own self-interests.
The cycle repeats forever, unless we accept the Son.
The only way you can truly escape the bondage of sin is to believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, that He died for your sins. Confess the name of Jesus Christ and believe on Him, and you can be free.
There are still consequences for your sin here in earth, but God will show mercy when it comes to eternal damnation.
The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23).
By embracing Christ, you will naturally see these good fruits manifest. Where lust leads to slavery, love is freedom. Rather than be a servant of pornography, you can find peace in Christ.
As a servant of many sins, I often find myself struggling for my freedom. However, I have fewer shackles now than I have in the past.
Jesus has His hand out, ready to pull us out of the pits if Hell and into His loving arms. Will you accept His embrace, or would you prefer to be a slave?