We have been studying these past few weeks about freedom in the light of the word of God. It is wonderful to be able to appreciate how free we can be in Christ. We have discovered that God has called us to be free, that we can be free and serve God in complete freedom. Now, what happens to those who truly need to take the step to freedom and the abundant life that Jesus offers us? Today we will reflect on how we can take a step towards freedom.
The Bible exhorts us to walk in the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! Hallelujah! – Continuing with our last week of Bible study, Galatians 5: 1 tells us:
It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed]. (AMP)
We can be free in different areas of our life. One of them is freedom of law, traditions and religiosity. This verse tells us that if we have received Jesus as our savior and Lord, then we have received the freedom of the law of which we were slave before. Now we are sheltered under grace. Grace upon grace. However, this grace is not authorization for debauchery and sin. On the contrary, it requires sanctification and consecration to God.
How can we take a step towards the freedom to which we have been called? Well, stand firm in the grace and freedom that we live now, thanks to Jesus. Standing FIRM as says in the verse means to:
Stay where you are, because of the benefit of being free from law and the flesh as a way of salvation and the fullness of blessing by grace. We have received deliverance! Stay where you are, DO NOT take a step back.
We must make appropriate use of our freedom. Freedom granted us by God to do good works, to serve God, to love the neighbor and to do justice.
Are you taking a step towards freedom today? It is free in the name of Jesus!
We have finished our Bible study on freedom. It has been a wonderful time in the presence of God. See you soon in a new study. Here I leave a gift from me as a reminder of the freedom that Jesus has given you. Enjoy it!
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