Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – July 6, 2022

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

 

13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:13-14 (NLT)


 

CELEBRATING FREEDOM: OUR FREEDOM IS A GIFT; DON’T WASTE IT!

 

Several years ago, a fire destroyed a building that contained tons of ice. Author Carl Franke said that although the building had contained thousands of gallons of potential extinguisher, the water was not in usable form. The building was full of frozen assets! Unfortunately, many individuals and churches have a similar problem. Despite being blessed with many resources for witness and service, God’s chosen people are often God’s “frozen people.” We are to season society and light up our world for Christ. It’s time to thaw out the frozen assets in our lives. (Joanie Yoder)

 

We learned in the sermon that we should live in the freedom that Jesus gave us and not waste it. When we live in sin, we are wasting our freedom. Jesus said that we are salt and light, but He warned against losing our saltiness and hiding our light (Mt. 5:13-20). Salt as a seasoning is useless unless it’s in contact with food and mixed into it. Jesus calls us to “flavor” society in His name through close involvement with people. In addition, light is meant to be visible. Secret believers need to come out of hiding and be known as disciples. Their profession of faith must become self-evident through their good works. 

 

Reflection

 

What things in your life might be signs you are wasting your Christian freedom?

 

Praise/Prayer

 

Thank God for allowing you to use your freedom for good and God. Ask God to help you change any wasted areas of compromise in your life.

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