Galatians 5:1 says, “Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again” (CEB).
Those who have fought and died for our countries freedom know the depth of this word. Freedom certainly isn’t free. In many cases freedom is the outcome of those who spilt their blood and paid the ultimate price.
We know the One who made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the price for our spiritual freedom. We choose to remain free spiritually when we choose to forgive, love, give, share and receive.
Often, we perceive freedom as simply refraining from temptations that beset us. But, for me, the larger gift of freedom is the ability I now have as a Christian to employ the three general rules of the church: #1) Do no harm; #2) Do good; #3) Stay in love with God.
I can choose these every day. Now, I am not saying I always practice them because I do not. However, I can choose to remain in Spiritual freedom by employing them. That’s the great gift of Christ; that is the great gift of the church.
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