Freedom. It seems everyone wants to be free yet we often struggle to even admit when we are not. When Jesus stated that holding to His teachings would lead people to know the truth that would set them free, the religious leaders bristled at even the hint that they had ever been slaves to anyone or anything. Over the next 4 days I will be sharing the daily devotions from the book, “Living Free”, that I wrote several years ago to help you discover a life of freedom found through a consistent gazing into, and practice of, the perfect law of God’s Word.
Here is day twenty-nine with an important reminder that living free in Christ means that you, and those around you, can live free from the traps of the enemy.
Free From Traps
“Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.”
Psalm 31:3-4 (NIV)
Have you ever been caught in a situation that you later realized was a trap that had been set for you? How did you feel? How comforting would it be to know you have a ready refuge to help you avoid traps? After being caught in a trap or two, how useful would it be to have someone with a wider view show you where the traps are and what they look like? Would you listen? Would you live with greater confidence if you believed God had the power, and desire, to free you from all traps set for you as well as all traps you fall into?
The nature of traps can lead us to feelings of embarrassment when we fall into them. Satan then likes to use that embarrassment to keep us from admitting we fell and turning to the One who can free us from the trap. By gazing intently into God’s perfect law, we can often avoid many of the traps the enemy sets for us, but we can also find refuge and help when we are caught in one of those traps. As you pray, ask God to set you free from any traps that you currently find yourself in. Pray that you would look to God and His Word to guide you away from traps that the enemy has set for you.