But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power.
~Romans 7:6, NLT
Now we are free—there’s no condemnation; Jesus provides a perfect salvation.
Lets say you have spent most of your adult life in prison and then you are released; how will you react to your freedom? The children of Israel were slaves in Egypt for several generations. The Israelites that Moses lead had never known freedom in their lives; they were born into slavery. Moses thought like a free man but the Israelites had a slave mentality. It took them years to get this slave mentality out of their system. A lot of people who have spent long durations in prison have had a hard time adjusting to the outside as they call it. Christ death set us free. We are now free from the condemnation of the law and we are free to serve Him.
When the ex-con walks out of the prison and breathes the fresh air of liberty, he is free from the restraints imposed upon him for being a law breaker. It other words, he is not longer behind bars but that doesn’t mean he is free to do as he pleases or free to break the law. If he is intelligent he will respect the law but he is free from the penalty and the restraint that prison imposed upon him. He can get a job, go to church, have a family, go to a baseball game or invest his life in helping others. The liberty we have in Christ is not a license to sin or break the law; it is the freedom to serve Christ and others. It will take some time for you and I to learn how to live as free men. The restraints our sinful nature imposed upon us are real but Christ has broken the power of their grasp. We are free to say no to the sins of the flesh and yes to serving Christ.
Some are saying we had a light frost early this morning: if that be the case, look out tomatoes and squash because I didn’t have them covered. Our corn hasn’t come up so no problem there. It has been a strange spring thus far.
We are off to GP this morning for our CHEERFUL GIVERS ministry. I hope you have a great day and a great week. Stay warm!