Freedom in our world today does not always seem so simple. We argue freedom of speech, freedom of the press, our rights, what we should and shouldn’t be allowed to do.
I define my freedom in Christ. Freedom is knowing that God’s grace covers the multitude of my sins, so even though I struggle every day, God’s mercy has set me free.
It seems like such a contradiction. How are we free when we are still being obedient? Still, we are told in Psalm 119:45:
“I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.”
Too often the commandments are seen as our chains.
But is that usually the case? Where do we really feel the chains of imprisonment?
Our past, our pain, our guilt, caused when we lend ourselves to selfish tendencies and sin.
So what other way to break the chains than with the ultimate Healer?
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” – Galatians 5:13