Daily Bread – WISEdom FREEdom Law!!
http://bible.com/1/gal.5.1.kjv Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith CHRIST hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Family Bible –
Is a person who chooses to do whatever he or she wants truly free? What if that person chooses to do bad things that only result in bad consequences? While at first we might say that freedom is the ability to do whatever we want, upon further thought we realize that freedom is really much more than that.
In Paul’s day people frequently spoke of God’s law as a “yoke,” that bound those under it just like a farming yoke binds a pair of oxen to the plow. Paul’s point is that this understanding of the Law was completely wrong. For Paul, the person who follows the Law finds the way to life. The problem is not with the Law but with our inability to follow it. In other words, the Law shows us how sinful we are and how we need a savior.
God has set us free from the law’s condemnation in order to set us free for the law’s guidance. Spend some time in prayer thanking God that he has forgiven us for breaking His holy and perfect Law. What a gift that Jesus fulfilled the Law for us in order that we might be saved! Thank God also for the gift of His Law as a guide to wise living, and pray that He would give you the strength and desire to live freely according to it!
In the Jewish literature of the first century, the law was sometimes described as a “yoke,” emphasizing its limiting character. Paul’s point was not to disregard the law, but rather to view it properly. On the one hand, the law is easily summarized in the commands to love God and neighbor, and a life characterized by such love is not only not burdensome, but the only truly free life (5:13-15). On the other hand, the purpose of the law is not to bring salvation, but rather to convict of sin and to offer a guide to truly free living according to the Spirit (3:23-24; 5:13-26).
Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. #Bible http://mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2014-10-23.htm