Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
We’ve been granted great personal liberty in the United States, and our Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantee certain protections of those civil liberties. Those protected rights are limited, as our current Supreme Court has ruled; no person has the Constitutional right to murder an unborn child. But still, our liberties are many and our freedom is great. We owe much to the founders of our nation and the authors of our Constitution.
But those protected civil liberties are only a shadow of the spiritual liberty we stand in as believers in Jesus Christ. There was a time when we were all slaves, all in bondage to our sin. Our sin held us just as tightly as an old-fashioned yoke held beasts of burden in captivity. But our faith in Jesus has removed the yoke of bondage from around our necks. Our sin no longer controls us and it no longer determines our eternal destiny.
But there’s also a warning here. Do not be entangled again in the yoke of bondage. A freed slave should have no desire to return to a former master. As free people we should never return to the bondage of our former sins. Don’t get entangled; don’t get ensnared; don’t put your head back in the yoke of bondage you’ve already been freed from. Stand in your liberty.
John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
Have a God Filled Week,