Podcast 72: Free as a Fish on Land (Sean Finnegan)

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What is true freedom?  We tend to think of freedom as the lack of restrictions so that we can do whatever we want.  However, I want to make the case that freedoms is not the lack of boundaries, but finding the right ones to enable us to be our best for God.  After God liberated the ancient Israelites form Egypt, they were free: politically, religiously, economically, etc.  However, they continued to distrust God and hold to an enslaved mindset.  We have much to learn from their example.


Freedom: autonomy, independence, liberty, license, self-determination, self-governance, sovereignty

Exodus 3:7-8 God tells Moses His plans to deliver His people from slavery.

Exodus 6:5-8 God plans to rescue them so they can become His people and He can become their God.

Exodus 12:30-32 After the ten plagues, the Egyptians released the Israelites.

Exodus 14:27-31 God splits the Red Sea and then destroys the Egyptian army, freeing His people once and for all.

Exodus 16:2-4 Remember sitting by the meat pots and eating bread to the full?

Numbers 11:4-6 Remember the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic of Egypt?

Numbers 14:1-4 Let’s choose a leader and go back to Egypt!

Numbers 20:4-5 Why have you made us come up out of Egypt?

1 Corinthians 10:1-14 Let’s learn from their example and not desire evil or give ourselves to idolatry.

Hebrews 3:7-4:2 Do you trust God? The issue comes down to belief.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” —Jesus (Mt 11:28-30)

  • Check out this Off Script on tolerance for more on this subject
  • Read more about a Christian analysis on tolerance here
  • Intro music: “District Four” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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