In this freedom Christ has made us free – completely liberated us; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery – which you have once put off. ~ Galatians 5:1 Amplified Bible
Our forefathers came to this country seeking one main thing… freedom! Thank God they found it. The United States has been, and still is one of the freest nations to ever exist. But, over the years we had to stand for that freedom. Sometimes we’ve even had to fight for it. This is what the Apostle Paul is saying to the Galatians… you have to fight and stand for the freedom that we have in Christ.
When we came to Christ He set us free from sin, the world, the flesh, and the devil. So we ought to fight to stay as far away from them as we can. I think that far too many believers try to stay as close to the old way of living, from which they’ve been delivered, without totally going back into the world. But our thinking should be to see just how far away from our old lifestyle we can get. As the Apostle Paul said, “to avoid the very appearance of evil.”
We shouldn’t see how much we can look like the world and still get by with it. We should come out from the midst of them and be different. I said different, not weird. You see, you can be different without being weird. Leaders are always different. So the next time you’re tempted to compromise a little just remember the words of Paul to the Galatians, and stand fast in the freedom with which Christ has made you free. Thank God our founding fathers stood for freedom!