The Power of Liberty

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What is it that keeps liberty pure? Because we have seen liberty go awry in many contexts. When liberty is used as a reason for wantonness, vice, even the freedom to commit evil acts, it is no liberty, but misery.

What keeps liberty pure and desirable is truth. It is the difference between the American Revolution and the French Revolution. Without truth, liberty is an excuse for excess and selfish deeds. Truth brings to liberty our need to help our fellows, to realize that we are not alone, that we live in community with others. Liberty with truth demands a heed to the fact of our creation and special place as images of the Almighty God; that we are eternally responsible for our actions in this life.

Liberty that is sought and bought by this truth will truly set us free. We would not be set free again to bondage, especially to sin and vice, but to be truly free, free even from our fleshly desires. We would be free from the sin that so easily entangles us. That is truly freedom.

Would you seek freedom today? Seek truth. Desire it. Claim it. Pursue it. Let truth dwell in your richly. It is the Gospel. God bless you today.

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merittmusings

I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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