It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
Our Foundation Stands Firm. Maybe you remember reaching that particular moment in your life; or perhaps you had an epiphany one unsuspecting day that your personal allegiance was to Christ and Christ alone. You placed unwavering faith in His death on the cross AND His resurrection from the dead. You realized that you no longer lived for yourself but rather for the cause of Christ. Our foundation in Christ stands firm; His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead were accomplished on behalf of the entire world by Christ. Nothing we say or do, can shake the pillars of this foundation; it was laid by Christ!
Life in the Spirit ~ Freedom in Christ
Our Freedom Is Sure. Since our foundation is certain we also have assurance of our freedom in Christ. We are no longer under the Law but grace. We do not need to do good works to secure our salvation. However, our good works that we do, are evidence of the transformed life. (Ephesians 2:10) The soul whose complete allegiance belongs to Christ will demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit. Our freedom is not a license for sin, but rather we have the freedom to pursue life in Christ and walk according to the Spirit. (Romans 6)
Our Future Lies With Christ. We have a future on this earth and in eternity with Christ if we have placed our faith in Him. We are no longer slaves to the law but we have the freedom to pursue the life that is lived according to the Spirit. Towards the end of Galatians 5 Paul makes a list of those characteristics of the individual who walks according to the Spirit. The one who walks according to the Spirit displays the fruit of the Spirit. Is there a particular fruit you feel called to pursue?
When we walk according to the Spirit,
The fruit of the Spirit is worked out in us!