Freedom by Doing

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How do we find freedom? How can we truly be free?

The Bible makes it clear that real freedom is a spiritual condition. Freedom means having our sins forgiven (Luke 7:48-50), being a disciple of Jesus (John 8:31-32), and being led by the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17).

Yet freedom also is a very practical matter. The choices we make will determine whether we live in bondage or liberty, whether we are enslaved or free.

James stressed that we must be conscious of our behavior and remember that our actions have consequences. We need to be “quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger,” realizing that “the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.”

It is possible to “delude” ourselves. That’s why it’s important not just to hear God’s Word, but also to be a “doer of the Word”—not just knowing about the Word, but actually applying it to our lives (vs. 19-22).

James called this the “law of liberty.” He knew that obeying God’s Word in practical ways was necessary if we really want to be free.

Many in the world ridicule Christians for standing on the Bible. They tell us we have the power to chart our own course and do what we want.

But the Bible reminds us that God is our Creator; He knows us better than we know ourselves; His Word provides the only sure way to have success in life and be free!

Today, remember the impact of the choices you make. Decide to follow Jesus. Moment by moment, remember to surrender your life to Him.

Seek to live according to God’s Word. Let it be your guide, your standard.