captivity or freedom?
Thursday, June 14, 2012
John 8:31-36: "... If you continue in my word, tyhen you are truly disciples of Mine. and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."... "truly, truly, i say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. the slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does resain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed."
Isaiah 50:1 ".. "did i sell you as slaves to my creditors? is that why you are not here?...No, you went away as captives because of your sins...."
Luke 4:18-19: "the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because... he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, ... to set free those who are oppressed, ...."
Jeremiah 29:12-14: "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and i will listen to you. you will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. i will be found by you, " declares the Lord. "and i will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where i have driven you delares the Lord," and i will bring you back to the place from where i sent you into exile."
Isaiah 48:20: "Go forth from Babylon! ... Declare with the sound of joyful shouting, proclaim this, send it out to the end of the earth; say, "the Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob'" (NCV says "the Lord has SAVED his people...)
Ezekiel 39:25 NCV: .."Now i will bring the people of Jacob back from captivity, and i will have mercy on the whole nation of Israel. i will not let them dishonor me. "
2 cor 2:14- 15 NCV: "But Thanks be to God who always leads us as captives in Christ's victory parade.... We are the sweet smell of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost."
Psalm 126:1-3: "When the Lord brought back captives from Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy. then they said among the nations, "the Lord has done great things for them," the Lord has done great things for us: We are very glad."
Isaiah 61:1: .... He has sent me to comfort those hearts that are broken, to tell the captives they are free, and to tell the prisoners they are released."
Isaiah 42:5-7: ".... I am the Lord. I have called you in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over you, and i will appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, ... to bring out prisoners from the dungeon and those who dwell in darkness from the prison."
so why all these scriptures?? because it is sad, to me, that i choose food as my god... what kind of sucky god is that?? why, of all the foul things on this earth, do i choose lousy food? why can't i choose. just. God? why food?
what worth is there to being enslaved to food? to be captured by it? to "owe" it anything?? i owe it nothing! food does nothing for me!! i may think it does, but all it does is screw up my system if i don't eat the right stuff and do the right things with my body. i mean, in one respect, it is good that exercise and my body are not gods.. but, uhm, this is pathetic that food would be my god.
it was posed that maybe emotions were my god. and i used food to stuff it. so i thought about that for days, and while that may be the right thing for some people, not for me. nope. i have a problem. it's food. wrong god. wrong choices. wrong decisions.
time to make sure the right God is in place in my life.