Life Question: In what way should we use our freedom
with respect to each other?
Independence. We celebrate it(as we did yesterday), we
can't wait to grow up and achieve it, we value it in our
ability to think and live independently.
Our servicemen and women continue to defend our freedoms
today, as well as that of others who are oppressed around the
world. People who live in restricted and hostile nations continue
to fight for their freedoms to worship openly, to have a voice for
their concerns and to share what they are passionate about
in their lives.
Freedom is not free however, when there are oppressors and
suppressors in this world who use their own freedom to deprive
their people their right to speak for themselves, express themselves
through their talents and abilities and commit evil against their
own, then covering it up afterwards.
Our freedom it not free. We were given freedom through the death
of Christ for our sins. Yet, there are those who still don't full grasp
what that means and entails. We have true freedom when we
walk in the Spirit and not give it to fleshly or worldly desires. We
have freedom when we commit to serving our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ and putting his Truth out into the world without fear,
without shame and without worry of what others will say to us.
By freeing ourselves of the bondage of what the world thinks
of what we should or should not do, and instead focus our thoughts
on what our Lords and Savior knows we need to do, we will have a
freedom that is beyond anything that the world can promise us with
only its words. Happy July 4th! May this message be a blessing to all
who read it.