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Monday, March 29, 2010

Freedom in Him

Psalm 19:7-11
"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward."

So many people think that if you are a Christian it must means you can't have any fun at all in life. I mean if you can't drink, cheat on tests, and have pre-marital sex all throughout college then what are you even there for? Right? I think not. John 8:32,36 "and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free....So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." If we live under the law then we are slaves to our sin. We are kept in bondage by the law that we have failed to uphold and live in the domain and darkness of sin. But thank God that he has offered us freedom. Christianity is not a religion of rules, regulations, and precepts handed down by God to enslave us to His will, but to free us to do His will! Now that he has freed us, by His Spirit, from the bondage of sin, we are now free to allow the Spirit to work in our lives for the glory of God and the good of all people. Not only this but we have earthly and heavenly rewards for following His commands. He revives our soul, makes us wise though we are simple, makes our heart rejoice, and enlightens our eyes! His commands are sweeter than honey and more desirable than much fine gold and we have been warned, in keeping them there is great reward. So what does that say about not keeping them? I would say that there is great punishment. We must persevere to the end and make our calling and election sure by following His precepts and commands for His glory and the good of all people. Galatians 6:9 "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."

1 comment:

  1. That passage is absolutely gorgeous. I posted it as my status a few weeks ago.