“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free” (Galatians 5:1).
The most secure place is the position of true freedom. Permission is granted to us by our Sovereign Authority to fully participate in a work that extends beyond the passions that once ruled over us. We once thought of freedom as being able to follow the dictates of our hearts. Our old selves willfully responded, as it had been conditioned, to the stimuli of influences surrounding us. Not having the ability to see beyond this, we did not understand that an offering was extended that we might be liberated from the confinement of a world that offered nothing beyond itself. The liberty in which we now stand is an inner freedom that makes us aware of things that exist beyond the confinements of a shrinking worldly existence. As our external life gives signs of decay and decline, the inner man is being renewed for its expression of eternal life. We are free to live forever the life that we now have come to experience in time.
“…These ways we continue; and we need to be saved” (Isaiah 64:5).
The greatest gift offered to us is the gift of salvation! God changes the direction of our lives in order for us to understand and walk in His Way. There were many ways in which many yet walk. Those ways remain available to those who have not come to the saving knowledge of Christ. Our greatest need is for God to instill within us the deepest meaning of salvation. There are surface definitions that call us to attention. There is an alertness that things are not as they should be around us and oftentimes within us. His standard of righteousness is often compromised. Life is lived on the flatlands of routine with very little consideration given to those deep truths given to transform our lives into becoming more and more like Jesus. The heights of the mountains of faith are not always our aspirations. It is not always easy to think that such levels are attainable.