Freedom: From What? To What?

We are blessed to live in a free country, and soon we will celebrate our Independence Day. But we are even more blessed if we are also free in Christ. What does that mean? Perhaps this Bible Reading plan for July will give you something to think about. Feel free to print it out, if you wish, and keep it in your Bible for daily use.

July: Freedom

Freedom from enslavement to Satan:

1. Genesis 3:15 is God’s first promise to send someone to defeat Satan, thereby setting us free from sin, death, and the devil.

2. Galatians 4:4 –7 tells of the fulfillment of that first promise.

3. Psalm 118:5–9 and 14, Galatians 5:1.

4. Romans 6:1–7. Freed from sin, v.7.

We live in a free country: Let’s pray to live as God wants us to live:

5. 2 Chronicles 7:14, Romans 8:26–27.

6. Proverbs 14:34, Proverbs 11:11, and Proverbs 28:2.

7. Acts 10:34–38. God accepts people who fear him.

8. 1 Peter 2:13–17.

Knowing the truth sets you free:

9. John 8:31–36.

10. 2 Corinthians 3:1–18.

11. Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 9:10, Isaiah 8:13.

12. Matthew 10:28,

13. James 1:22–27.

Freedom to be children of God 

14. John 1:12–13.

15. Romans 8:1–17.

16. Psalm 91:1–10, or read the entire chapter.

Freedom to serve God:  

17. Romans 6:15-23 

18. Psalm 116:12–19. 

19. Matthew 16:15–20. 

20. 1 Peter 2:16–23.

21. Deuteronomy 10:12. 

Freedom From Oppression and Affliction

22. Psalm 119:25–32.25. 

23. Psalm 146, especially v. 7.

24. Isaiah 61:1–3.

25. Luke 4:14–21

Called to be Free:

26. Galatians 5:13–18.

 27. Psalm 119:41–48.

 28. Psalm 27:1–14.

 29. Psalm 111:1–10.

30. 1 Thessalonians 5:12–24.

31. “Here is the conclusion: Fear God [worship him with awe-filled reverence, knowing that he is Almighty God], and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man,” (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14, NIV).

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Topical Bible Reading.

Soon I will begin a weekly or bi-weekly post in a series about God’s mercy. I hope you will join me again for those.

I hope you enjoy the following song I just discovered on YouTube. God bless you and happy 4th of July.

Judith Vander Wege

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