Freedom in Christ
As we celebrate our nation’s freedom today, let’s also spend time focusing on an even bigger freedom, that which Christ bought for us, that which is eternal.
“So Christ has really set us free.” (Galatians 5:1)
Freedom from what?
The word freedom means…
- the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint.
- exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
- the power to determine action without restraint.
Because of Christ, we are free from confinement and physical restraint that sin brings. We are exempt from being controlled by sin. We have the power to determine our actions without being restrained by sin.
We no longer need live in slavery to the law, sin & death and are no longer bound by the chains of guilt. We have freedom to learn from mistakes and move forward in victory.
How do we respond?
- Stay free! Avoid getting entangled by the rules again. (Galatians 5:1-4)
- Be eager. Know that fulfilled promises are coming. (Galatians 5:5 & 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1)
- Express your faith. Love each other and get along. (Galatians 5:13)
- Live in freedom. Serve others. (Galatians 5:13)
- Live by the Spirit’s power. (Galatians 5:16)
On this day of celebrating freedom, remember those who still live in bondage. Pray for them. Tell them how to become free. This freedom we have in Christ is too good and its blessings too precious to not share. Spread the word!