Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects a number of rights and freedoms. It forms part of our Constitution – the highest law in all of Canada. The rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Charter govern how governments act, including the right to equality, freedom of expression and the right not to be deprived of life, liberty or security of the person, except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. It also protects the rights of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada.
In a world where too many people are still enslaved, trafficked and forced against their will, freedom remains a longing in the hearts of people everywhere. Freedom is one of the great themes of the Bible. Early on, we see the people of Israel struggling for their freedom from their enslavement in Egypt. But the Bible also speaks often about freedom from the slavery of sin, guilt and shame. The apostle wrote this in 2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” God the Father sent His son Jesus the Christ from Glory to the Cross in order to set free all who place their faith and trust in Him. God doesn’t want you remaining in the cycle of temptation, sin, guilt and repentance. He wants you to walk in victory day by day. So, when we turn in faith to Jesus Christ, God the Holy Spirit takes up residence in us, and He empowers us to walk in freedom. If you are tired of being enslaved to your guilt and shame, turn your eyes to Jesus and invite Him to set you free.
These have been words from the heart.