“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.” Galatians 5:1
People around the world love freedom, though in many parts of the world the amount of freedom the people are allowed is very limited. Here in America, the nation was founded on the principle of being free. People wanted to be able to do what they want, when they want.
Looking on the surface it does look like great freedom. A person can work whatever job they desire, live where they want to, and spend their money like they want to. People are also allowed to say what they want, think what they want, and like and dislike things to their own preference.
Yet in the midst of all of this freedom, there abounds great slavery. This slavery is to sin. A very small percentage of people in America and around the world have broken the bondage of slavery to sin. The world does not see the bondage to sin as slavery. It is seen as freedom, freedom to do what they want.
Jesus came to this earth to set people free. He wants people to be able to fully live life in freedom. Who knows better on how to live life than God who has been around for all eternity? He was the One who created this life and the world.
Paul was pointing at that some of the people in the church had been set free from sin, but were turning back to it. They were refusing to live life as God wanted them to live it. Sin is simply disobeying God, not doing what He wants.
You must be willing to stand firm in your life against living in sin. Do not put on the shackles of slavery to sin. Do not allow sin to be a part of your life.
Just as people stand firm against slavery in parts of the world, stand firm against the spiritual slavery of sin. Run from all sin and resist the devil and his temptations.
Jesus has a better life for you. Don’t go back to the life of slavery to sin. Live your life to the fullest.
I pray today that God will break the bonds of slavery in your life; that you will resist the temptations of the devil; that you will turn away from all sin; and that you will live the life Jesus has for you.