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“The liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.” — Galatians 5: 1
In this chapter the Apostle Paul presents the doctrine of Christian liberty in a final effort to persuade the Galatians to give up the nefarious doctrine of the false apostles. To accomplish his purpose he adduces threats and promises, trying in every way possible to keep them in the liberty which Christ purchased for them. -commentary on the Epistle to the Galations by Martin Luther http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/luther/gal/web/gal5-01.html
What a great passage that we can find so much comfort in. Christ is our Messiah, our redeemer and yes he has really set us free. It is because of Him we are no longer in bondage to the legalistic rituals of the past. Our works do not set us free. Christ is our saviour and we are justified by Him alone. More importantly we are saved by the wrath of God. Christ’s liberty is given to us not by the Law, and certainly not by our rightousness, but freely by Christ’s sake.
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
Indeed this is a liberty worth falling down on our knees and worshiping Him for. The Lord our God is our Friend and He is merciful and He has welcomed us as a “guest at the table of promises.”
We should find comfort that no matter what, God will not depart from us. Whether our lives are falling apart, or we are having struggles with our wives, our children, our jobs, or falling into sin, we can look to the promises that God has bestowed upon us. Spurgeon writes, “Come in faith and you are welcome to all covenant blessings. There is not a promise in the Word which shall be withheld.” It is not a superficial freedom, but a freedom that we can count on. We are free to access it at all times, through scripture, through prayer, whenever, wherever. Praise God.
How awesome is it that we are free to call upon our God for anything and I could quote the whole last part of Spurgeon’s writing, but in sum, I will finish with this quote from our devotion.
“It matters not what thy need is, for there is fulness of supply in Christ, and it is there for thee. O what a “freedom” is thine! freedom from condemnation, freedom to the promises, freedom to the throne of grace, and at last freedom to enter heaven!” Amen