What does freedom mean? Does it mean that you can do or not do whatever you want? Take vacation without being accountable to anyone? Deciding for yourself, up to and including suicide?
God gave us commandments for our protection. However no one can say he didn’t transgress. Sin creates slaves, but Jesus liberates. He makes it possible that we do God’s will wholeheartedly not according to the letter, but with the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Our human nature does not want to do what pleases God. We need to lead this battle. Good that God is patient.
Christ has set us free. He wants us to enjoy freedom. So stand firm. Don’t let the chains of slavery hold you again.Galatiens 5:1
Freedom requires a decision. You decide how you treat your freedom. The immeasurable love for us humans gave Jesus the strength to die for our sins. He paid a high price in our place not so we can lead our own lives but so that God’s strength and honor would be visible in our lives.
Scripture of the week: Romans 6: 15-23