Scripture of the Day – February 2, 2017

“But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in his deeds” (James 1:25, MEV).

The perfect law of liberty could also be called the perfect law that gives freedom. It seems paradoxical that a law could give us freedom, but God’s law points out sin in us and gives us the opportunity to ask for God’s forgiveness. As followers of Christ, we are saved by God’s grace, and salvation frees us from sin’s control. As believers, we are free to live as God created us to live. Of course, this does not mean that we are free do to as we please. We are not free to obey God.

 

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