God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 20

FREEDOM COMES FROM LETTING GO

He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  (Luke 20:25)

Have you ever found yourself trying to hold on to something that was never yours to keep?  Somehow, even though you know it must be surrendered, do you struggle to let it go?

Maybe it’s a child who’s all grown up now.

Maybe it’s a disagreement from a long time ago.

Maybe it’s the feeling of being offended.

Here’s the thing: when you hold on too tightly to things of this world, it’s only a matter of time before those things start holding on to you.

Jesus wants freedom for His people, and whether it’s surrendering your taxes, your tithe or a thousand other things, you will find yourself most truly free when you’re finally able to let go of those things you weren’t meant to hold on to forever.

This isn’t about not caring or some sort of fatalistic disconnection from the world.  It’s about keeping things in their proper place in your heart – seeing the world through the lens of eternity.

As you let God show you what things to hold on to and what things to let go, listen to Him and follow where He leads.  As you do, you’ll discover the hope found in this counter-intuitive truth: freedom comes from letting go.

-Pastor Phillip


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