Today in 1st Half (Sunday School class), we talked about the awesomeness of being redeemed through the blood of Christ. Wow. Talk about love! When you stop & really think about our utter bondage to sin, and our freedom through Christ, it blows the mind. I was a slave to sin. Now I am FREE! FREE!! How long has it been since I really meditated on all that that means? I am free, not to dismiss the Law, but to live it out to the fullest. Not just keep from doing wrong things (do not commit murder, steal, lie, etc.) but to do as God does…be His reflection! Give of myself the way He has given Himself to me – sacrificially. This is how our joy becomes FULL. “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:11,12 Even though that doesn’t make sense in our minds (to sacrificially love in order to have full joy) He made us & knows.
Galatians 5:13 – “For you, dear friends, have been called to live in freedom – not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Nothing can separate us from His love! We can be totally secure in His love. And this is what He commands us to do for one another. LOVE. He shows us what it is, then sends us out to show the world. Lots to think about there.