Friday, November 11, 2011

Freedom's Choice

Romans 6:17-18
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

Today is Veteran's Day.  A day that has been set aside to remember and thank those who have given and risked their lives for the freedom of America.  We are reminded, very clearly, that freedom comes with a cost. 

The same with the freedom we receive as believers.  The Word tells us that we are set free.  However, this doesn't mean that it's an anything goes type of freedom.  We are free...from sin and its dictates...but we become slaves to righteousness.  Because, see, we serve someone, something always.  There is freedom to choose who and what we serve, ourselves or God.  It's really one or the other. 

Freedom isn't free.  There is always a cost.  Our soldiers over the years have fought for and protected the freedom our country enjoys.  Some of them paid the ultimate price for the rest of us just as Jesus paid the ultimate price on the cross.  In the natural and the spiritual, lives were laid down so that others could enjoy choose. 

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