John 15:13 – Independence Day

John 15:13
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

-In the history of this country, countless men and women have laid down their lives to secure the freedom that we all enjoy.  Although we never had the chance to meet many of them, by their actions they showed themselves to be our friends and it’s only fitting that we honor them as such.  While you’re taking time to honor these brave warriors, remember that there is a greater bondage than just one people or nation being oppressed by another; we are all born into the bondage of sin and Jesus Christ laid down His life so that we might be made truly free.  The Bible teaches that “there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24); the God who became man and died so that we might live certainly qualifies.

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