As Christians, we know we have been set free. From the moment we truly give our hearts to Christ and seek to live for Him, we know our sins are as far as the east is from the west, hidden beneath the deepest ocean, and no longer remembered by God.
But we aren’t God. We remember. And we hold tight to those memories, giving an ear to Satan and his condemnation. Perhaps you’re like me and have a relative or acquaintance who never lets us forget how miserably we fail at being perfect, like Christ.
Sometimes believers even wallow in the failures themselves, convinced that they are worthless to God because of those failures.
But God has a different plan through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. The scriptures are clear that through Him we truly can be set free.
Today I read this short verse about freedom and was surprised that I’d never really considered the power and profound truth it proclaims.
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. Galatians 5:1
Christ died, was buried, and arose for our freedom from the slavery of sin. Paul instructs us to deny and refuse to carry the burden anymore.
We are new creations, freed from the old, delighting in the new. Praise Him!
I pray God’s blessing on the work of your hands and your hearts,
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