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Read Romans 6:12-23
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Romans 6:18
The theme of freedom runs like a river through the entire Bible. Consider the following examples: Psalm 51:12 says, "Restore unto me the joy of they salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit." John 8:36, "If the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." Galatians 5:1 says, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." And our theme verse, Romans 6:18 says, "Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness."
As we rejoice in our nation's freedom today, let us also remember that God is about freedom. Many equate living by the Bible as restrictive, but Satan has a masterful way of twisting the truth! In reality, sin is what brings bondage of our old man. It brings its own natural consequences.
It is sad, but even Christians sometimes view God's Word as restrictive! The fact is, you and I will be a servant! We don't have a choice. We will serve sin or the Saviour. Please understand this. Being a slave to God is far better than being a slave to sin. Far better! The two are not comparable. Your Heavenly Father is a wonderful master! Let me encourage you to dwell on this truth today: the only true freedom is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin.
Just as sin has consequences, so walking with Christ has its consequences. You will never be sorry for saying "no" for the so-called freedom this world promotes. You are free today in Christ! Free to do right!
Tony Brown, Associate Pastor
Lifeway Baptist Church
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