THE COST OF FREEDOM
On this the 4th of July, let us not forget the cost of freedom. Many a brave soldier has given of their lives to afford us the freedom we have this day. Take time to pause and give thanks for those that paid the price and continue to serve in harm’s way.
God sent Christ to be our sacrifice. Christ offered his life’s blood, so that by faith in him we could come to God. Romans 3:25
We have freedom from the curse of sin because of the sacrifice of Christ.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me [Christ] to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”
While you celebrate your freedom this day remember freedom comes with responsibility:
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.” I Corinthians 10:23