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May 25, 2015, 7:39 PM

What our freedom gives us...

“'I have the right to do anything,' you say—but not everything is beneficial. 'I have the right to do anything'—but I will not be mastered by anything." - 1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV)

On this day, when we celebrate the freedom that we have been given by the men and women who died for us, I believe it is appropirate to remember what that freedom really means.  In the above passage, Paul was writing to the Corinthians about their freedom; freedom that they had been granted as believers.  Paul, himself, spoke to the fact that he had the right to do ANYTHING because of the freedom he had been given in Jesus Christ.  Jesus had died for his sins, giving Paul freedom from condemnation, freedom from eternal separation from God, but not freedom for literally "anything."

Paul understood that there were certain things that were not beneficial.  Although Christ's death freed Paul from the ramifications of sin, Paul was making the point that only those actions, deeds, thoughts, etc. that produced positive effects were worthy of one's time.  All things are possible, but not all things are profitable.

The freedoms this country have received through the deaths of great men and women deserve the same thought process that God was teaching through Paul.  We have been given the freedom to do ANYTHING because of their service and ultimate price, BUT that does not mean that everthing is beneficial.  Maybe we should think before we act on our desires...is this action beneficial to our country, our community, our church?  Then act!

In Christ, 

Bro. Grant


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