Morning Inspiration: So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
These two simple sentences go deeply into the clear understanding of our faith. Jesus sacrificed His life for our freedom. Freedom from sin, & from the long list of detailed & cumbersome rules of the law. Both used to enslave us, & rule our lives. Now, through our faith in Jesus, we are truly free! Not free to do whatever we want, because that would only lead us back into the slavery of our previous habits & behaviors. This freedom allows us to live our lives unselfishly, in accordance with the laws that matter most: To love God with everything we have; & to love others as much as we love ourselves. Any other man-made ‘church rules’ are useless attempts to bring us back under the old system of the law, which was impossible to live up to. So Christ died to free us from an endless list of useless exercises, which became thoughtless, habitual routines, done without love, care or concern for God or others. Whether it’s circumcision, a certain day to attend service or observe holidays, a ban on eating some foods during designated periods, an instructed way or time to kneel down or make a sign with your hand, how you must dress or pray, even prescribed words you are expected to say...Jesus has granted us complete freedom to Worship our Lord in our way. Use this freedom to express your love & gratitude to Jesus, at every opportunity, through your words, actions & holy service to others in the name of Christ.