21-Day Growth Challenge | Day 16: "Standing Firm in Freedom"

Monday, January 18, 2010 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Key Verse
Galatians 5:1, It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of bondage.

Today's post comes on the holiday celebrating the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We celebrate the man as well as the larger concept of freedom.

It's a day to be thankful first to God for His son Jesus Christ, who gives freedom and liberty for the heart and mind.

Second, it's a day to be thankful to live in a nation whose governing document, the Constitution, embodies the concept of freedom for all United States citizens. The words were penned at a time when many people in the United States were not recognized as citizens or afforded basic rights. However, the hope engendered by the Constitution inspired action to bring equality for all people.

Third, it's a day to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as generations of Americans since the founding of our nation who held America accountable to its creed, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

We should use our freedom to "stand firm" and resist the burdens of any "yoke of bondage." A yoke is a collar used to bind oxen together for labor.  Hatred, immorality, fear, and unbelief are examples of behaviors, or yokes, to avoid.

Ultimately, we should our freedom to help people break free from personal, social, and spiritual yokes and limitations. This will require us to draw closer to God and become more faithful to the Scriptures.

Thank God for your all your freedoms; personally, socially, and spiritually.

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