THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Liberty is the authority or power to live without constraint.
Freedom, on the other hand, is the continuing PRACTICE of liberty in a just manner.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Jesus said he came into this world to “set at liberty them that are bruised” from the sinfulness of man. (Luke 4:18)
True liberty then, is knowing one has surrendered to Jesus as Lord.
For in knowing that, one has the understanding that Jesus has “chosen” them “for His own inheritance.”
The cost of liberty given was the life of the Son of God on the cross of Calvary!
The cost of liberty maintained is living in freedom: practicing liberty in a just manner.
1 Cor 7:22 says, “For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.”
It has not been long since those words were used to inspire U.S. troops.
For I can remember them being used when I began training in the USAF in 1963.
The servant of liberty will serve in freedom.
Freedom is the impassioned desire to see others “set at liberty.”
In March of 1775 the colonists were deciding whether to marshal troops to fight in freedom.
As they hesitated, Patrick Henry made his impassioned speech, “Give me liberty or give me death!”
Today, we remember those who have stood in like manner;
those who have given the ultimate price;
those who stood practicing freedom in order that others be “set at liberty!”
Because this great United States is a “land of liberty,” we have many freedoms to be practiced:
to exercise your own RELIGION,
to have FREE SPEECH,
to have FREEDOM OF THE PRESS,
to BEAR ARMS.
For liberty, thank Jesus.
For freedoms, thank a vet!
And, being a servant of liberty, serve in freedom!