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 slavery. Galatians 5:1
I saw this verse this morning and I had to briefly write about it. I thought about the word slavery and all the meanings it could have. Of course we think of the horrible act of slavery that took place so many years ago in our country and still occurs around the world today. But I feel that the Bible has a different interpretation of slavery in this verse. We can all be slaves to things of this world; money, greed, a job, alcohol, drugs. But Christ broke those chains of slavery when he died on the cross..setting us free. We are to stand firm and accept the freedom that Christ gave to us. The burden of sin has been lifted. "Free" someone else today by showing them the way to the cross. Let Christ lift their burdens just as he lifted ours.
What a blessing to be FREE!