“Live life without limits with a new El Dorado,” said the announcer with confidence. This radio advertisement for a local Cadillac dealer made it sound as if driving a new Cadillac would give you the freedom to do anything your heart desired. Of course, such claims in advertising never really mean all they say. Who ever heard of living life without limits?
Millions, however, think they are doing just that, and most of them don’t even own a Cadillac. They have rejected the authority and relevance of the Bible, claiming that it is outdated. As a result, many believe that extramarital sex, abortion on demand, and homosexual practices are acceptable. People have become their own authority on what is right and wrong. And they call that freedom!
In Galatians 5:13-26, Paul talked about true freedom. It’s not a matter of living any way we want to, but living within Christ’s laws and enjoying the benefits. When we repent of our sin and receive Jesus as our Savior, we are given eternal life, we can have fellowship with God, and we are set free to live according to the Spirit and not the flesh (Rom. 8:4). A life devoted to Jesus Christ is far better than a life without limits could ever be!
Accept the teaching of the world
If hopeless you would be;
But trust in God's eternal plan
If you want life that's free. —JDB
True freedom is living for Christ.