As we celebrate Independence Day and the freedoms we enjoy today let us not forget that true freedom only comes through Christ. Let’s consider what Paul wrote in Galatians 5.
In verse 1 he 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.
It is up to each believer to stand firm on the truth and show our love by being obedient to Christ. We see it in verses 7-8, You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.
Jesus is now the main actor in our lives not us. In verse 13, You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Just like Christ.
May we always realize where true freedom comes from. Amen?