“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2, ESV).
Truth: You are free from the law of sin and death
As Americans, we take freedom for granted, especially in my generation. We have not fought the wars to preserve the freedom; we have never experienced anything but freedom. Despite the freedom afforded us as Americans, many of us do not live truly free.
Instead, we live in bondage to addictions, to past hurts and abuses, to fears, to the many expectations of the world and others. This list could run endlessly as we serve so many things and people besides God. The bible calls these things and people idols. Worship of idols does not lead to freedom but to slavery.
Worship of the Lord leads to freedom. When we give our lives to the Lord, we receive the Holy Spirit. That Holy Spirit takes residence within us and sets us free from the law of sin and death. The Holy Spirit is the sign that we have Christ’s blood covering all of our sins. Because we could not uphold the law, Christ did it for us. His perfect obedience is now ours and that Holy Spirit is the proof within us.
You are free to live as God’s accepted, forgiven and loved child. Can you give up the idols and the slavery and embrace the freedom that has been given to you? It is a gift. It is a gift that leads to life, a life in which God will be known and glorified. Do you want to be free?