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.
Free to Serve
Freedom is easily misunderstood. Many people think that freedom is the ability to do whatever you want, but that is not true freedom. In fact, according to the Bible, true freedom is about freedom from the power and control of sin.
This is why Jesus once said, “Everyone who sins is a slave to sin” (John 8:34). While we have the ability to choose one sin over the other, without Jesus we are not free. We are only able to sin. Whether it’s one sin or another doesn’t much matter. We are still slaves to sin.
And slaves cannot free themselves. They need someone else to free them. For us, that “someone” is Jesus. He willingly paid for our freedom with his life.
And because Jesus has freed you from slavery to sin, you are no longer bound to choose between one sin or the other. You are free to do what is pleasing in his sight. You are free to serve him and the people he brings into your life. And that…is true freedom.
Lord, free me from my sinful attitudes so that I may love and serve my neighbor. Amen.