THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The Fourth of July was coming up, and the nursery school teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism.
"We live in a great country," she said.
"One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free."
One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the room.
He stood with his hands on his hips and said, . . .
"I'm not free. I'm four."
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Celebrate the FREEDOM you have in the USA!
And remember the soldiers who died purchasing and keeping it!
Celebrate the real LIBERTY you have in CHRIST!
And THANK JESUS Who died to make you FREE!
Christ has given those who surrender to Him, “liberty.”
The Greek word from which liberty is derived is: eleutheria (el-yoo-ther-ee'-ah), and describes moral freedom.
It is the freedom to live righteously according to the charter of His love: the Bible.
Every Christian has been given liberty which has application in:
“The pursuit of happiness by the practice of reason and truth.”
(William Wollaston's 1722 book The Religion of Nature Delineated)
Every Christian has also been given the obligation to seek happiness according to the Word of God.
Now, most folk look at the Bible as a list of “thou shalt NOTs,” and “thou SHALTs.”
However, the truly saved person sees the Bible as the magna carta of our freedoms!
For instance, the truly saved Christian:
has the freedom of approaching God’s throne in prayer at any time (Heb. 4:16);
has the promise of God’s closeness at all times (Is. 43:2);
has the realization of mercy poured out from God each day (Lam. 3:22-23);
has foundational truth at his/her reach (John 17:17);
has grace upon grace through Christ (John 1:16);
and, has the promise of eternal life with Christ (John 3:16, John 10:28, Rom. 6:23 and more).
Christ has made us free to LIVE in “liberty!”
As you celebrate your freedom in the USA tomorrow, celebrate your LIBERTY in Christ!