Date: July 6, 2014 11:19 PM
Topic: +DEV+ July 4th Christ Has Set Us Free!
Christ Has Set Us Free!
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)
Scripture Focus: Galatians 5:1-15
We sat on a dock of the Current River and watched as a man carefully rowed his canoe back and forth along the waterway, pulling a tube with his wife and two daughters hanging on. One of the girls waved an American flag she had made and mounted on a broom handle. People all along their docks waved, cheered and saluted as they floated by.
Today we celebrate the wonderful and expensive freedom we enjoy in this country. But it's also a time to be reminded of the spiritual freedom we enjoy and celebrate in Jesus Christ. He has set us free - covered, bought and redeemed us out of the slave market. We are now His children in faith. Has there ever been more reason for joy?
How protective we must be of this cherished freedom. Paul tells us to "stand firm." We are not to allow ourselves to be enslaved to methods, rules, lawlessness or that which will keep us from growing in Christ and serving Him. Celebrate today with time in His Word and time in prayer, thankful for our cherished spiritual freedom.
Insight: Christ has brought change and freedom to us. Let the joy of one set free be evident in you.
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- "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." John Stuart Mill, 1867
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