Let Freedom Ring



By: Wanda Fielder

During the month of July we are reminded of the blessing of freedom. The Declaration of Independence announced the emergence of the United States as an independent nation that was no longer willing to be ruled by the British -- freedom for a nation.


Freedom is often interpreted by individuals to mean having the ability to do anything you want at any time you want with no interference from anyone. According to www. wordnet.princeton.edu the definition of freedom is “the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints.” What about internal restraints? Through God’s grace and power we can truly enjoy freedom. I prefer to qualify freedom as having the ability to choose to do that which is right

For those of us who choose to live by godly principles of holiness and righteousness, it is sometimes stated that we are living in bondage. I choose to differ! The choices that I have made for my life to live a godly lifestyle with guidelines in ethics and morality have rendered me genuine freedom. These integral guidelines are boundaries that I keep for my own protection from sin, immorality, addiction and dishonesty – thus true freedom.


Wikipedia.org tells me that freedom is unrestricted, unconfined or unfettered. That would be a good description of a godly Christian life. The chains of sin cannot bind the soul that is committed to the Creator! There is no bondage where Christ reigns supreme.

Truth supplies freedom. John 8:32 declares, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Truth comes from Jesus Christ, and we know that according to John 8:36, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)


Let freedom ring!


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