Read: Galatians 4:21-5:1
In 1776, 13 British colonies in North America protested the limitations placed on them by the king of England and involved in a struggle that gave birth to a brand new republic. The new nation soon adopted the famous document known as the Declaration of Independence.
Almost 2000 years ago, the Lord Jesus cried out on the cross, “It is finished,” proclaiming the believer’s “declaration of independence.” The whole of humanity was under the oppression of sin and death. But Christ, the sinless One, took our place on Calvary and died for our sins. Having satisfied God’s righteous demands, He now sets free for eternity all those who trust in Him. Jesus said, “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).
Paul the apostle says, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us” (Gal. 3:13). Rom. 8:1-2 assures us, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus … For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Gal. 5:1 urges us to “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
We are thankful to God for any freedom that we enjoy in a nation. But believers everywhere can praise God for the true freedom that is found in Christ alone.