Saturday, September 19, 2009

Let Us Cherish Our Freedom

We are fortunate to live in a Democratic country where we are free. Freedom is very important to individual. As God's children, we are being free from bondage of sin (Although we still commit sin) through His truth. But to those who don't know how to use it, freedom is dangerous for them. That is the reason why criminals are confined in prisons with barbed wire, steel bars, and concrete barriers.
In the Christian's life, believers are free from the law's curse, it's penalty, and it's gulity-producing power and replaced by peace, forgiveness and liberty. Who could be more free than one who is free in the depths of his soul? But here is where we often fail. We use freedom's luxury to live selfishly, or we claim ownership of what God has merly entrusted to us. We slip into patterns of self-indulgent living, specially in afluent societies.

The proper use of freedom is "faith working through love" to serve one another. When we rely on the Spirit and expend our energies on loving God and helping others, the destructive works of the flesh will be restrained by God. So let's always use our liberty to build up, not to tear down.

Like a raging fire, freedom without limits is dangerous. But when controlled, it is a blessing to all.

"Do not use libery as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." Galatians 5:13


Meryl (proud pinay) said...

Yes sis, let us cherish our freedom...very nice message sis. Happy weekend and God bless.

Denise said...