1 Peter 2:16, “Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. The King James Bible translates 1 Peter 2: 15-16 as, “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.”
There was a song written over 175 years ago that has blessed many in America titled, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.’” Listen to these words. “My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing: land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside let freedom ring! My native country, thee, land of the noble free, Thy name I love; l love thy rocks and rills, thy woods and templed hills; My heart with rapture thrills like that above. Let music swell the breeze, and ring from all the trees. Sweet freedom’s song: Let mortal tongues awake, let all that breathe partake; let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong. Our father’s God, to thee, Author of liberty, to thee we sing: Long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light; protect us by thy might, great God, our king!”
Christians in America are called by God’s Word to live in such a way that proclaims freedom, freedom from the bondage of the flesh, the lures of the world and from the lies of the devil. The Liberty Bell has a portion of Leviticus 25:10 prominently displayed in a band around the top: “…proclaim liberty throughout the land.” (America’s Christian History)
Just what are the benefits and responsibilities of living in a country founded by God fearing men? How do Christians express a life of liberty? There are many Biblical truths to answering these two life changing questions. Yes, there are many Biblical truths to grasp on this very important theme.
Make time to search out this series, “Living Responsibly Before Christ and Men.” In answering these two questions I will be covering powerful truths such as, “Recognizing God’s Sovereignty Over All Things,” “Praising the Lord for the Freedoms We Enjoy” and “Practically Living in the Freedom Christ Purchased for Us.” Learn how to proclaim freedom in Christ!