Free at Last
Read Galatians 4:1 through 6:18
Booker T. Washington was a slave during the Civil War. In his autobiography, Up From Slavery, he wrote about the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read on his plantation, freeing his family and the other slaves.
He wrote, “After the reading we were told that we were all free, and could go when and where we pleased. My mother, who was standing by my side, leaned over and kissed her children, while tears of joy ran down her cheeks. She explained to us what it all meant, that this was the day for which she had been so long praying, but fearing that she would never live to see. For some minutes there was great rejoicing, and thanksgiving, and wild scenes of ecstasy.”
So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir (Galatians 4:7).
In a very real sense, each human being is a slave of sin. Paul tells us that Christ has set us free from the law of sin and death. Those who know Christ have been set free. We can and should rejoice in that freedom.
Prayer Suggestion: Thank your Redeemer today for liberating you from sin.
Quicklook: Galatians 4:1–7
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