"...In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely
liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and
held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which
you have once put off]..." -
Galations 5: 1 (AMP)
We have freedom in Christ Jesus. He has set us free and
completely liberated us from the clutches of sin. We no
longer need to live under the old yoke of sin. Jesus has
lifted that from us and set us free. We need to stand
firm though, in this freedom. We shouldn't look at the world around us and become ensnared again by the
yoke of sin that once enslaved us. We need to stand firm
— and keep on standing firm.
But our freedom in Christ does not mean we are free to
'live as we please'. We live according to the 'Spirit'.
We live clothed in Christ's righteousness. We realize
that this is true freedom; it is not living to the flesh
and pleasing our earthly appetites — that only leads us
into bondage. May we today claim the freedom we have
in Christ and stand firm in it.
Standing firm in the freedom of Christ,
Brings wholeness and liberty to our lives.