Galatians 5:1 (WEB) Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Promise #161: You can enjoy freedom because Christ has set you free.
This promise exhorts us to stand firm in the freedom in which Christ has set us free! This is not an option, it is a command. Another version of the Bible says that it is for the very sake of freedom that Christ has set us free. God loves it when we agree with Him and choose to live a life free of bondage and condemnation.
In all of the letters in the New Testament, the saints are always referred to as being new creations in Christ. There is no reason why we should retreat back into the yoke of bondage that we used to live in. Christ has set us free! So enjoy your freedom! Tell others how they can get free too!
Religion will try to keep us in bondage but Jesus came to set us free. In John 8:36, Jesus says that we shall know the truth and that truth will set us free. Anything that keeps us in captivity is not from God. God loves freedom!
When I think of this promise, I am thankful for the freedom that Christ bought for us and it is my prayer that we would not get entangled with the things that used to keep us in bondage. We were all created to live a free life, so enjoy your freedom!
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