Freedom In Discipline
Series The Supremacy of the Son
2 Peter 1:1-11
The Christian life is a life of freedom, but it is also a life of slavery.
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other." (Matt 6:24)
We are told that we were once slaves to sin, but now are slaves to Christ which we were purchased through the blood of Jesus, 1 Cor 6:20.
In the life of Jesus poured out on the cross, his blood was the payment for the redemption of His people.
We were redeemed from a debt that we could not afford with our own life or blood.
Therefore when we were dead in our sins, our slavery was to sin. Our nature was defiled, and the wrath of God was kindled against our very being.
Now Christ, being the Creator of the Universe sought out His people and ransomed them from the pit.
"He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit, and my life shall look upon the light.'"
We are therefore not our own (1 Cor 6:19), we do not belong to ourselves, we are not the truth to ourselves, we are not a law unto ourselves. We belong to Christ. Our lives, like Job states are now to look upon the light. Our lives should reflect that in which we dwell.
1 John 1:6-7
"If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin."
This is where we sit, people redeemed - purchased by blood of Christ on the precipice of a post-Christian culture.
|Nov 27, 2022
|2 Peter 1:1-11