If the Son makes you free – you shall be free indeed.
Humans know how to protect and love our children and animals in our care. We surround them with ‘safety rules’. We would not let an animal like a beautiful horse, free near the highway, for example. We would ensure there was a barrier or a fence. Things like pool fences and warm clothing . and warnings about drugs, etc etc. all part of human care (ie responsibility for those in our care). What about the freedom we as believers have. Do we have FREEDOM? Yes indeed we do. Are we in bondage to rules and regulations. NO.
Jesus Christ’s death at Calvary has set us FREE. His resurrection sealed the deal.
But, what about responsibility………Oh yes and a-men. Under the new covenant we must be RESPONSIBLE…… in a different way.
Gals 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty/freedom by which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. (what bondage.?..……..all the do’s and dont’s we can’t keep and cause us to stumble. Un-necessary THINGS we may be told we have to do.
NOW: 1. Love the Lord your God with your whole heart, mind, spirit and body.
2. Love your neighbour as you love yourself. ……………. Ie love ALL PEOPLE as humanity…… vunerable and needing LOVE. Have opinions about what they are doing. Passionately HATE EVIL or …..?????????? But love the people.
Jesus as He was preparing to leave John 13 34. NEW COMMANDMENT……BASED ON ONLY LOVE.
The answer is only found in DIVINE LOVE. The Gift of Christ to a needing world. In HIM………DIVINE LOVE. Relationship with HIM. Responsibility to live out of Love for Him by his TWO Instructions.
DIVINE LOVE…………DIVINE LOVE………..DIVINE. because only from Heaven comes the ability to love this way.
Blessings and Love to you and those you care about. Matua O- Terangi.