Again, in the case of this verse, context matters. Jesus and the Jewish leaders are talking about slavery to sin in this passage. Jesus announces that those who follow Him will be set free. The Jews announced that they are not slaves. Jesus affirms that this freedom is from slavery to sin. Jesus doesn’t offer freedom from slavery per se, but freedom from sin. Sin is a powerful taskmaster, forcing us to cover up things and live a lie, pretending to be something we aren’t. Jesus offers freedom from guilt, sinful oppression, and living in shadow.
Important to remember that Jesus doesn’t offer freedom from consequences, or freedom to commit more sin. He offers freedom from sin itself. And we are all privileged to enjoy it.
I want to encourage you today to live in the freedom Jesus offers. Make today your liberation from bondage. Jesus loves you and hates to see you living under a burden He died to take from your shoulders. Will you let Him? Will you repent and confess those sins to Him so that He can take them? Pray today for that relief.