Freedom

Freedom is a big deal. God tells us that we are free from sin. He does not say that we are free in sin. I know that when I am in sin, I bear a huge burden on my shoulders. I am not free, I am weighted down, sinking. How are we free from sin?

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin… So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8.34, 36

But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. Romans 6.22

For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8.2

The spirit of life in Jesus sets us free. The ‘law’ is that those who walk according to the spirit, not the flesh (v1) will be set free from sin. Therefore to be free from sin, is to be obedient to our master who calls us not to sin.

How does this freedom come about in our lives? Calling on God for regeneration – to be made a new creature. God wants us to obey, but knows that we are clay. Yet, this does not absolve us of our obedience. Rather it places God in the unique position to empower us to obey. That is the freedom that we experience in Christianity.

We must examine our life that we are in the faith. We must examine our actions that we are obedient. If sin burdens you, if you are so heavy because of what we get trapped in – we need to seek God. And we need to obey. The spirit causes this change in us. We expect the spirit to manifest in our lives, yet do we see it setting us free from sin? If we don’t examine our faith. Examine our obedience.

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One response to this post.

  1. I don’t really understand the last lines: If we don’t examine our faith. Examine our obedience.” Could you rephrase them please?

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