Freedom in Christ

Re: Verse reading–Proverbs 17:17; 1 John 4:7-21 (day four)
To know God is to obey Him…to become like Him.  There are some who believe that when Christ sets them free, they are free to do whatever they want.  Not so! When Christ sets us free, we are free to live a holy and righteous life.  Before…we could not live like that.  Sin prevented us from righteousness.  Now, when we are in Christ, we can become more like Him.  Through the Holy Spirit working in our lives, our character matures into Christlikeness.  God is love.  When we abide in Him, love becomes a hallmark…a badge of identification…in our lives.  We can love, because He first loved us. Love is not an option for the believer.  Romans 6:18 says, “And having been set free from sin, you become slaves of righteousness.”  As slaves of righteousness, we must allow God’s love to work in us.  You have been set free to love…exercise your freedom!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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