We were locked up until Jesus set us free. You are free! Do you know that? Do you live like a free man? What I find in my own life is that I have to give myself permission to live freely. Each day it is a choice for me to live like a slave to sin or to live as I truly am, free from that bondage that once held me locked up.
When sin comes knocking at my door I have to choose who I am going to submit to. Am I going to submit to the bondage of sin or am I going to submit to Jesus Christ, my new master. Each day is a battle. The funny thing is, the battle has already been won and we are more than conquerors in Christ. So why do I still struggle?
I am convinced that grace and forgiveness are at the heart of this struggle. The more that I trust in God’s grace and forgiveness the easier it is for me to live in the fullness of life in Christ. When I don’t trust this forgiveness then I end up trusting in my own actions and I’m back under the law.
So, are you going to live like a slave today or a free man?