Thursday, June 16, 2011

What does it mean to be free?

Studying 1 Peter 2 for REAL Men of Genius tonight and got rocked by the following:

Freedom is not release from bondage to a state of autonomy, but release from bondage to become a slave of God. Only in God's joyful slavery is there true freedom.--Peter H. Davids

The counter-intuitiveness of the Gospel is striking. In this country in particular, we understand our freedom as our rights, our independence, our autonomy.

The Gospel tells us that this is indeed the palest form of freedom. For true freedom is found in bondage to Christ.

Galatians 5:1

1 comment:

Matt said...

Dude so true. The Lord has been laying the counter-intuitiveness of the Gospel on me as well lately, particularly with John 3:30. I pray Real Men is going well!