Slavery. That word usually sends shivers up your spine. We remember the slaves of the 1800s who were brought to this country by slavetraders and we can only imagine the horrors that today’s slaves are introduced in the human trafficking rings. However, there is one type of slavery that is to be celebrated. Being a slave of Christ! Michael Card’s book A Better Freedom left me almost dancing and singing.
I remember in Sunday School that Scripture says “to set the captives free” and I learned what slavery was historically. Never before have I looked at myself as a slave except a slave to sin. Romans 7:19-20 says “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. ” Sin captive! I always asked God to set me free.
Michael Card describes slavery from the perspective of Greco-Roman slavery, African-American slavery, human trafficking of today, a slave to sin, and being God’s slave. I don’t know about you but I would much rather be a slave of God. Jesus came to Earth as a man and a slave to man, but He is also the Redeemer of man – He has set the sinner free.
There are not many books that I would encourage everyone to read. I understand that not everyone enjoys the same genre of books. I also understand that not everyone is inspired by the same topics. However, I would encourage everyone to find a copy of this book – share a copy if you need to – but read this if you want to truly understand your need to be redeemed.
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