Grant Nelson 07-03-2022 // Independence
"It's a free country!" is a refrain many of us has heard here in the United States of America. This response often comes when someone's speech or actions are challenged. The implication, of course, being that as a free country, we are free to say and do whatever we please. The problem, however, comes in the fact that independence cannot really be freedom from all law or my freedom will endanger the freedom of others within the community.
As the nation prepares to celebrate its independence, how do we as Christians view our freedom and independence. From what and to what have we been freed? And how can we claim independence when Paul, and other writers of scripture, assert that we are now slaves to righteousness?
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Word as we consider the freedom we have in Christ.