What is freedom anyway?
Is it a right or is it a privilege?
Is it something you pay for or is it something that’s given to you?
Is it bound by laws or is it above the law?
Is it the ability to do whatever you want or is it the ability to NOT do whatever you want?
How would you answer these questions?
Or, maybe a better question is…
How would Jesus answer these questions?
Perhaps he would say things like…
Your freedom is a privilege, so don’t take it for granted.
Your freedom has been given to you at a high cost, so don’t think you earned it or deserve it.
Your freedom is bound by laws, so obeying them is part of the deal…and it shows what’s really in your heart.
Your freedom is the ability to NOT do whatever you want, so don’t think that doing whatever you want all the time is actually what’s best for you (or anyone else).
The ultimate freedom we can experience as people is the spiritual freedom given to us by God.
This freedom is a privilege paid for with the blood of Jesus.
A freedom that’s experienced to the fullest when it’s lived out in submission to God and His laws.
And a freedom that is less about self-fulfillment and more about loving others as much as you love yourself.
If you’re searching for true freedom, you’ll find it in a personal relationship with the One who made it possible for you to be free.
Search for Jesus…
Only then will you find the freedom you’re looking for.
13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14 (NLT)