Walking in Freedom
Galatians 5:1 says 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. The word slavery in that verse means bondage. Bondage is anything that keeps us from enjoying the freedom that Christ has given us. Paul implies that we can accept God's free gift of salvation and still live under bondage. Salvation opens the prison door for us, but we must choose to walk outside of the prison walls and LIVE in freedom. Why did Christ set us free according to Galatians 5:1? For freedom. Christ does not want us living under the burden of bondage in our life. It all begins with a choice. We must choose to surrender whatever it is we are holding on to (or that is holding on to us) and walk in the freedom that Christ purchased for us. After surrender comes submission. We must submit to God's will for our lives. Where do we start? By studying His word. Psalms 119:45 says, I walk about in freedom for I have sought out your precepts. In John 8:31-32, Jesus says, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." The Word of God is 100% true and it is the way to our freedom. The more we allow God's truth to penetrate our heart and soul, the more freedom we will experience in our lives. I encourage you to dig into the Word of God. Let it take root in your life and remember that it is for freedom that Christ has set you free so stand firm and don't let yourself be burdened by the yoke of slavery. Be blessed to know that freedom is within your grasp.