Seize the Moment – Day 245

True Freedom!

Galatians 5


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Tuesday, November 17.


What does the Bible say about our freedom?


Paul explains in Galatians 5:1, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”


From what has Christ set us free? In one word: sin. Sin is rebellion against God and His revealed will for our lives. The Bible teaches us that we all have gone our own way and done what it is right in our own eyes and that prevents us from being members of His household (Romans 3:23). You see, sin separates us from God and from the true freedom He has for us.


Sin breaks relationships! That’s the bad news, but what is the good news?


But, when we confess our sin, and turn away from its control of our lives by surrendering to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we receive eternal life and are set free from sin; we are now forgiven to live a new way—“the new way of the Spirit” (Romans 7:6). 


In a renewed relationship with God!


In Galatians 5:13-14, Paul says it this way, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”


Love! Love is the test of your freedom! The test of your freedom is how you walk in the Spirit which is most clearly made visible in how you think about and treat other people. 


True freedom is the freedom to live and love in healthy relationships—first with God and then with others.


Seize the moment and walk in true freedom—Love God and love people!


Have a wonderful day!


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