The Blessing Of Freedom

"Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God."—1 Peter 2:16

Freedom has its blessings and with it certain advantages. But with freedom come opportunities for "evil." Turmoil. Disputes. Animosity. Strife. Violence. Death. These things are the ugly side of beautiful freedom. But frequently the shadow of the ugliness of evil we fail to see the beauty of the freedom we enjoy. The air we can breathe. The travels we can take. The land we can enjoy. The rights we can appreciate. The peace we can experience. The joy of speech, art, music, and their daily expressions. And for those of us "living as servants of God" the grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness that is ours to enjoy—freely. But be reminded this is freedom has spiritual limitations because the Christian man is a servant in a monarchy under a Lord. God is your King, and you are not. Therefore your freedom is for you to enjoy, but be warned, this freedom is not "a cover-up for doing evil," it is a freedom to do good to all around you and therefore bring glory to His name.

DO THIS: Be free and do good.

PRAYER: God, as I enjoy my freedom in Christ may I do good to all around me and in hopes that others will see my freedom and through it see you.

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