Free - Wednesday, August 7th 2013
"And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness."
If you are a Christian, the shackles of sin are shattered and you are free. Having been in bondage to sin, you are now free to live in Christ. Friend, remain fast in that freedom! Although free from the fetters of bondage, should you slip the shackles back on your wrists? Certainly not! Yet we do that, don't we? Why tarry in a dungeon with the door open? Let's leave the brig behind.
John 8:34-36 "Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." NKJV
Friend, be victorious. Not in your own strength, but in yielding to the Holy Spirit. We cannot live the Christian life under our own capacity. We can live life through the power of God. Bread in a toaster will not become toast until you plug the toaster in. You cannot break the bondage of sin without Jesus. When plugged in, you are powerful. Are you plugged in?
Life Lesson: We are free to live for God.
Thank You for saving me from my sins. Thank You for the gift of freedom through You. Please remind me of that freedom when I feel like a slave to the world. Help me live in liberty by the power of Your Spirit like You want and intend for me. I pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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