SO many of us value “freedom” or our ideas (ideals) of/about free-dom. Or Our personal definitions/descriptions of..
Yes, all of us more or less enJOY a “measure” of freedom. Yes, all of us most likely would want more freedom than we currently enJOY, right?
Please check out this thought-provoking piece…of recent readings..and ponder your “sense” of freedom:
What made Baal worship so offensive? It seduced Israel, luring many away from the True God (of Compassion). It was also a disgusting and brutal religion. It involved male and female temple prostitution, sexual orgies, and even the sacrifice of children.
[…] Some might assume that a Biblical story about Baal worship is irrelevant now, since we do not see temples and altars to Baal around us. But this account is not mere ancient history. The word “Baal” means “owner” or “master.” Jehovah (aka Yahweh, God of Compassion) told his people that they should choose him as their “Baal,” or husbandly owner (Isa.54:5) Would you not agree that people still serve a variety of masters other than God Almighty? whether people use their life in the service of money, career, recreation, sexual pleasure, or any of the countless gods that are worshipped instead of Jehovah, they choose a master. (Matt.6:24; read Romans 6:16: “Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?”) In a sense, the most potent elements that characterized Baal worship are thriving today. (Excerpted: He stood Up for Pure Worship, chapter 10: Imitate their Faith p. 85)
Who owns me?
Who or what is my master?
Am I truly free?
Need bail? (NOT Baal)
(My Master IS the God of Compassion!..well, that’s how i try to live…by the principles of agape love/compassion, the best I can in the little things and in the bigger things of this fleeting/temporary life.)
Wishing You Reader:)…Peace & Freedom (Really!) 🙂
11:10 a.m. 3/10/16