(Read Gal. 5:1; Rom. 6:22; 1 Pet. 2:16)
Funny, as I transport myself back during the days of yore, when I was a part of these young men and women in the streets, and we were willing to die for liberty, for freedom. And I thought to myself the word freedom being defined as “I get to do what I want to do”, biblically, is a disaster, because we’re all fallen human beings. This is the ‘fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil’. This is Judges 21:25 “Every man did what was right in his own eyes”. Friends, freedom is not that we get what we want to do. Biblical freedom, Christian freedom, Gospel freedom is that you and I are freed not to do – we don’t have to serve the lower nature. We don’t have to sin. It’s a freedom from not, not a freedom to. It’s a freedom to be what God created us to be. It’s not a freedom where i get to choose. It’s a freedom that i get to finally serve God with all my heart, and mind, and soul because I’ve been freed from the curse, the tyranny of the fallen self. O, what a world of difference this word freedom really means.