Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 2:11-17 (day four)
“Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bond slaves of God.” Verse 16
Free men…free from what? Free from sin! We were under the bondage of sin until Christ set us free. Peter is admonishing us to not use our freedom for evil or personal gain. It is not freedom to do as we please, it is freedom to obey God and to paint an accurate picture to the world of a sanctified life.
What kind of picture are you painting? When people see your life, how would they describe it? Where do you invest your time? Would they say, “he loves sports,” or “she spends all her time traveling”? Does your life cause people to glorify God because of your good deeds? Is your behavior excellent before all men? Freedom is a precious thing…let’s use it for God’s intended purpose. The most free individual may be under the heaviest bondage on earth!