Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

Another Independence Day is here, and I was thinking about the true freedom in Christ.

What is he free from?
Rom 6:6-7
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.

Is he indeed free?
Rom 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

What is he free for?
Rom 6:22
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

What is he not free to do and not do?
Gal 5:1
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

What should be his conduct?
1 Pet 2:16
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

I am privileged to live in a society where Christ can be openly acknowledged. However, this is neither my country nor my home.

Phil 3:20-21
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

That yet awaits.

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