Let My People Go! by Gene McGuire January 16, 2012

Posted: January 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
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“IN 2012, INTO THE WORD OF GOD, DAILY DELVE” 

 “And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free” (John 8:32)
COMMENT: When I think about Martin Luther King and what he did to help free our great Country from racial discrimination, my thoughts go back to some activities I was involved in while living in Detroit, Michigan. In the early 1960’s I jumped on the Civil Rights band wagon and joined the NAACP. I carried signs and protested outside of businesses that didn’t hire Blacks. I never participated in a “sit in”, but I do have one memorable moment at a downtown business called First Federal Savings Bank. Two other people and I took big bags of pennies and got in line, pretending to take care of some business. When the signal was given, in order to produce  confusion and chaos, we dropped the pennies on the floor and curried around the bank to pick up the “lost coins”. Well, Mr.King was the leader for the freedom of African Americans, but our Lead Scripture tells us about a different and much more important freedom. My Life Application Study Bible by Tyndale House Publishers explains it extremely well:
“Jesus Himself is the truth that makes us free (John 8:36). He is the source of truth, the perfect standard of what is right. He frees us from the consequences of sin, from self-deception, and from deception by Satan. He show us clearly the way to everlasting life with God. Thus Jesus does not give us freedom to do what we want, but freedom to follow God. As we seek to serve God, Jesus’ perfect truth frees us to be all that God meant us to be.”  
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Romans 6:17,18, Romans 6:22 and Galatians 5:1
WISE SAYING: GOD FORMED US IN HIS IMAGE, THE DEVIL DEFORMED US AND JESUS REFORMED US!
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