WEEKLY DEVOTION -January 31, 2021
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
It is a wonderful reality that our freedom has been won by the incarnation, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not by religious rituals or laws. We are free from the world’s judgment and bondage, and now live in the freedom provided by God’s grace and mercy.
Living according to the dictates of the flesh is not ultimately satisfying. The mind is not free, and the spirit is bound in such circumstances. But praise be to God, we are free to be all that the Lord desires for us to be, and free to serve God by the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit within us. We are blessed and delivered!
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
Thank you, Dear Lord, for the freedom to live the abundant life and to serve you with dedication and faithfulness. Amen
– Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.