Christ has come to set us free!
Galatians 5:1 (CSB)For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.
We desire freedom, and God desires that we be free. So what is the problem?
According to the Bible, God’s definition is different. In fact, the writers of the New Testament, who experienced the freedom Jesus gives, described themselves in an interesting way.
It is obvious that these men did not equate autonomous control of their lives to the freedom found in Jesus. They believed they were free, but that freedom led them to surrender to the authority of King Jesus.
Now I have this question to ask you: Is your life better or more complicated since you have been in control of making the choices on how to live?
Even with all this freedom, many of us feel trapped and enslaved.
Thankfully Jesus brings freedom to us trapped in prisons made up of our own decisions. He offers a life free from the curse and condemnation of the Law. He offers a life free from the addictions of sin. He offers a life free to live in the spontaneity of love for God and people.