Fruits of Freedom
by Randy Chambers, 2015-11-30
Romans 6:6-7, NIV: For we know that our old self was crucified with
him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be
slaves to sin Ė because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
Perhaps nowhere is it seen stronger, than in the lives of the freed. Those who
have been delivered from slavery demonstrate their joy in and through every
aspect of their being. Itís in their words, their actions and their eyes. To
those who look on, there is little doubt they look at someone who knew
bondageósomeone who now knows freedom. Freedom, once tasted, will lead a person
to do anything they can to keep it, and to avoid getting near anything
that endangers it. It is something a person is willing to live for, and to die
for. The Bible tells us we were slaves to sin, but that Christ has come to
deliver us from the bondages of sin. If we have truly tasted His freedom, how
does it show through? Can you see it in our eyes, attitudes and actions? Is
freedom in Christ something we are willing to live for, fight foródie for? Is it
something we now take for granted? Freedom has always come at a high price.
Christ was willing to die to bring it to us. May we be willing to return the
favor so many more may come to know Godís freedom through the redemptive power
of Christís sacrifice.