Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Perfect Freedom

Text: Psalm 119:41-48

Key verse: “And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts” (Psalm 119:45).

The Spirit of holiness is a free spirit, He sets men at liberty and enables them to resist every effort to bring them under subjection. The way of holiness is not a track for slaves, but the king’s highway for freemen, who are joyfully journeying from Egypt of bondage to the Canaan of rest. God’s mercies and His salvation guarantees our happy rest. The more we seek after the perfection of our obedience, the more shall we enjoy complete emancipation from every form of spiritual slavery. Liberty is next to life and is dearest to all brave men. He says, “I shall walk” indicating his daily progress through life at liberty.

Wherever God pardons sin, He subdues it. When the fetters of sin is broken off and we walk at liberty, in the way of God. This is a blessed sign we are pardoned.

God expects us to be free from that which is evil and not hampered by the fetters of any corruption. However, being at liberty does not mean freedom to live carnally or freedom to live as one pleases and to align toward the lifestyles of the old Sodom and Gomorrah. It is rather freedom to serve God unhindered. When we were in Satan’s bondage, he puts us in stocks and held us bound so much that we had no power to serve the Almighty God. But with the removal of fetters, we now have unhindered access to the throne of grace. We should be bold and courageous in His duty and diligent and vigorous in serving God.

The true freeman enjoys free walk with God, freely talks about God, freely loves God.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The service of sin is perfect slavery; the service of God is perfect liberty.

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