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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"There is Freedom"

Now the Lord  is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
The Apostle Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians ESV

There is freedom in Christ, because we have the Spirit of the Lord. When we were baptized into Christ we received the gift of the Holy Spirit marking us as belonging to God, setting us free from sin. Free to walk in newness of life, as stated in Paul’s letter to the Romans. In Christ we are free!

We are free from all that, that had bound us in the past. Jesus has set us free through His sacrifice. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (The Gospel according to John ESV)  What are we to do with the freedom we now enjoy? The Apostle Paul gives us the answer; “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia ESV)

Our freedom in Christ calls us to service. Service done in love for one another. So we are to have a servants heart. We are to want what is best for one another. We are to do what is best for one another. As Paul says in his letter to the church at Philippi; “Do all things without grumbling or disputing”, we need to serve happily.

So today, let’s exercise our freedom in Christ and serve. Let’s serve everyone we come in contact with today and let’s serve happily, with love. Let’s not quench the Spirit.

© 2013 Leo J. Woodman

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