Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
A Different Kind of Freedom
We have been chosen by God for a different kind of freedom, and it has been given to us NOT so that we can go around indulging ourselves in our favorite sins, falsely thinking that since God’s going to forgive us anyway, we might as well do whatever we want.
Instead, God has freed us and called us to live a different kind of freedom—one that that mirrors God’s own freedom, a freedom which is anything but self-indulgent, a vice which certainly belongs in Paul’s list of the “works of the flesh” in verses 19-21. A vice which very colored my younger perception of freedom—Christ has not freed us from the “rules” so that we can do whatever we want.
Rather, Christ has chosen us for a kind of freedom which mirrors God’s own freedom … freedom dedicated to serving others in love.
It is Free