Hello everyone! Yesterday (June 12, 2020), we celebrated Philippines’ Independence Day! It was a very historical event for us Filipinos, because on June 12, 1898 —our country had been set free!
Today, I want to remind you of another historical event—2000 years ago, when Jesus set humanity free from sin.
Freedom plays a big role in our lives. It can be the freedom of what we pursue in life, in expressing ourselves, freedom of speech, freedom in who we choose to marry, and the freedom to live life to the full!
But what does the bible say about freedom?
In Galatians 5:13 (ESV), it says:
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
This verse reminded me that freedom is a result of love. Because of God’s love for us, He sent Jesus Christ for our sake. Jesus served humanity by taking our place and through His sacrifice, we’ve been freed. We are no longer slaves of sin.
Freedom is a result of love. We serve others through love—when we forgive, when we encourage and when we speak God’s truth in each other’s lives—whenever we do those things, real freedom takes place. It is just like how our freedom took place when we learned that we are now forgiven and redeemed because of God’s love.
Freedom does not give us the license to do wrong things but it gives us the opportunity to serve one another.