From Not by Might, Nor by Power: Morning Manna video series with Pastor Winston Taylor - July 6, 2018
Everyone was to free their Hebrew slaves - male and female; no one was to hold their fellow Hebrews in bondage.
Today's bread comes to us as God is angry again with the children of Israel. This time He is angry with them because they broke their covenant with Him that they would let their slaves go free.
The way slavery worked then was that if someone owed another person money and could not pay it, they sold themselves into slavery.
So God says, Fine, you're not going to set them free now, well after six (6) years you must set them free. They agreed, but they didn't do it, and God got mad.
Here is the bread today: God wants you and me to be free.
Friend of mine, you and I are enslaved to mental illnesses; you and I are enslaved to our jobs; you and I are enslaved to our capitalistic society. You and I are enslaved to many different things in life, and God wants to set us free.
I'm reminded of another text: Who the Son sets free is free indeed. John 8:36
Here's yet another text: I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10
That's why Jesus died for you - so that you can be free.
You see, there is a freedom where you're free to go wherever you want. But there's another freedom where your mind is at peace, where your mind is at rest, where your mind is joyful. That's what God wants to give you today.
Ask Him for it.