Freed

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Day 23: God says you are…

FREED

One of the things na hindi masyadong maappreciate at maunawaan ng mga taong yet to be Christians ay “how come we are freed by the Lord and yet we become His servants?” Hindi ko rin ito masyadong naaappreciate at first. Akala ko ba freedom? Bakit may servitude?

There’s a biblical account about Onesimus, a runaway slave of Philemon who happened to meet Apostle Paul, which happens to be imprisoned because of the gospel. Marahil may ninakaw si Onesimus sa kanyang amo. Sa Greco-Roman world that time, kapag ikaw tumakas bilang isang slave sa iyong amo, hindi ka lang basta makukulong, ie-execute ka through crucifixion bilang deterrent sa mga slaves na magbabalak na tumakas. Bukod pa dun, slaves are considered the lowest kind of people sa social ladder. Walang karapatan, walang pag-aari, walang identity apart from their masters. Imagine yourself in the feet of…

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