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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

6/29/11 Freedom and the Law

44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.  (Psalm 119:44,45)

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love. (Galatians 5:13)

(Asian Traffic Jam)

Thoughts: Law and freedom go together.  Anarchy appears to add freedom, but it takes away freedom.  If you have ever driven a car where there are no traffic lights or lane markers, then you have a visual illustration of how no rules can lead to not only chaos, but jams.  Those who want freedom from God, thinking that will somehow help them, find themselves enslaved to something else- another god, or sin.  The law shows us where our chains are.  The gospel of grace is the key to loosen the chains.  The Law tells us how to avoid going to jail.  The gospel is the key to get out of jail. 

Prayer: Thank you for your freedom and for your Law.

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