Image via WikipediaGalatians 5:1
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
We have a hummingbird feeder hanging on our deck. We hung it there for all of the birds to enjoy, but it has become the private property of one lone hummer. He is a mean, aggressive, selfish, domineering little Rufus with a nasty disposition.
Because the little fellow is constantly perched at the feeder to fight off his thirsty peers, he has no fun at all. He can’t flit around the neighborhood fellowshipping with friends or fly off to enjoy the nectar of nearby flowers or other feeders. HE IS IN BONDAGE TO HIS OWN SELFISHNESS!
Aren’t you glad that God frees us from the bondage of sin and self and that we don’t have to be consumed with sitting on the perch of our own possessions.
“Lord, help me today to live in such a way that a world in bondage will see me and seek the freedom that comes through you.”