Paul said it bluntly, “So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (Galatians 5:1 NLT)
Paul had been building a case with his letter to the Galatians that when we try to work our way out of debt with God by keeping the law, we just wind up confirming how unfit we are and remaining under condemnation. But when we come under his grace for salvation by faith, we are completely freed from the impossible obligation of perfection and the unending cycle of sin.
The problem with breaking free, however, is that you become a bit of a target for the Enemy, who will do anything possible to drag you back into the old traps and habits that used to keep you far from God.
I’m going to write more this week about how to consistently walk under grace and in freedom from sin and from the law, but know this: it all starts with a proclamation of your own emancipation from the power and control of sin.
You’ll never get anywhere if, having been set free by the power and grace of God, you keep believing that you’re not free. You’ll live down to the level of your lack of faith.