In our culture today there is great misunderstanding of freedom, particularly when it comes to the Bible and God’s commands/ call. Many will look at the Bible and say, “how constricting! you don’t own me! how dare you or that was written thousands of years ago, it doesn’t count today!” Many of these comments are based on a flawed assumption — the assumption is that freedom is the absence of rules. For one to be truly free, some would say, means that they aren’t held back by anything. This belief is further fueled by the assumption that all commands and rules are meant to keep us from something good. Now as I write that sentence, many might push back because logically, we know that’s not true. The rule to not murder is there to protect others from harm, but the murder could say, you’re holding me back from something I want to do. Now that’s an extreme example, but the point is that not all rules/ commands are meant to hold us back from something good. And logically most people (if they’re not crazy) could agree with that. However, emotionally, irrationally we forget that when it seems to matter most. Whether because we don’t understand the command or we don’t understand the command giver. This is a critical thing to grasp particularly in our culture today and I believe if we could understand the truth it would, as Jesus said, set us free.