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Bible Challenge – 2 Corinthians 3

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” v.17 (NLT)

Think about this simple yet difficult verse.  It’s simple because we read it and feel good about being free but we forget a very important fact about freedom! Freedom has a price tag!  It cost Jesus his life! He chose to die so He could purchase our freedom with his death!  Sadly, we have the idea that being freed from the things sin likes to keep us trapped with, is going to be easy. The fight against sin is difficult, it’s messy, but it can only be won with full trust and obedience in the Holy Spirit!  However, if the fight get to intense, to severe, and seems to be one we can’t win, we tend to make excuses, we start to justify our sin, and sometimes we will go to the extreme and even say that God made us that way.

It is vitally important that we understand that Sin is serious, and until we are able to recognize sins death grip on us and this world, we will never be able to truly experience the freedom found in the Holy Spirit! The only way we can begin to live in the freedom the Spirit provides is to begin to realize that we are sinners in need of a Savior, begin to fight against temptation and our own sinfulness through the power of the Holy Spirit, and build our life around the things of God written in the Bible.  Until we become obedient to His Word, we won’t truly experience the freedom Christ offers and the Holy Spirit empowers.

Today, where do you need to be set free? Are you willing to go to battle for your freedom or will you let earthly desires keep you trapped by sins death grip?

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