Freedom From What Binds Us

Rope About to Break

My Bible Study Group is studying Daniel, authored by Beth Moore. I am so encouraged when I hear men and women of God show us more truth in a single verse. I love to see how to unpack old, familiar verses and apply those truths to our lives in a new fresh way.

I’ve been focused on Daniel 3:25.

He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”’ 

Most of us are familiar with the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego being thrown into the furnace because they would not bow down and worship the statue of King Nebuchadnezzar.  I’ve read this story many times since I became a Christian. It’s a story we teach our children in church. But there is so much in this story; it applies to every step of the Christian life.

When our heroes were thrown into the fire, they were bound. The text tells us that when the King looked in the furnace the men were unbound, and when they came out of the furnace, nothing on them was burnt – just the ropes had been removed. A fourth man walked in the furnace with these men. Most scholars agree this man was the preincarnate Jesus. Jesus freed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. He can free us too.

There are many things that bind us. Some have addictions, fears, doubts, or wavering faith. Remember that our Lord is stronger than all of those things.

What binds you? Jesus is more than willing to remove those ropes. There is freedom in Christ. He wants us to be free.

Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Blessings on your day.

Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy,, by Beth Moore, Lifeway Publishing, Nashville, TN, 2006


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11 thoughts on “Freedom From What Binds Us

  1. Awesome message, the words you shared will resonate deeply in believers and non-believers, for they are the seeds which when watered by another who is sent by His love, will blossom and bear fruit within always. Hugs and blessings dear sister!

  2. When we ask Jesus frees us, God did it. But often happens that we continue to think and believe that we are still bound, so we continue to stay in the same place and do not dare to step out into the freedom that God has given.
    I love this topic. Remind us whether we have fully free, or unconsciously still bound by something. Jesus bless you, success with your book 🙂

  3. You are so right- and thanks for reminder- So many people think Christianity is about ‘No’ and about being ‘tied down’, when it is so NOT that way- It is Freedom- freedom to love, to serve, Freedom to be all God has created us to be. Thanks Julie

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