The Proper Use Of Our Freedom

One of my favorite scriptures concerning the freedom that is available in Jesus is from Paul’s letter to the Galatian saints.   Take a look at Galatians 5:1.   Then, Galatians 5:13.

Some simply-stated, yet challengingly-applied marching orders for the citizen of God’s kingdom today:

  • Stand firm. Remember who you are.   Never forget the price which was paid to set you free.   Don’t wander away from the ranks of the redeemed by foolishly following the dictates of your fleshly desires.
  • Do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Leave your past in the past.   Recognize the enticements of the Adversary for what they are — lies.   Avoid selfish laziness.   Busy yourself in the works of God.
  • Do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh. Remember, you have been set free from the bondage of sin that you might be a slave of righteousness.   Christ has set you free, but that doesn’t mean you are now free to do whatever you choose.   Set your mind on the things of the Spirit.
  • Through love serve one another. Deliberately walk in the footsteps of Jesus the Servant.   Esteem others as more important than yourself.   Be mindful of your motives.   Forsake rivalry and crucify conceit.

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17).

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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