Today’s seed thought is based on some observations made by Charles Spurgeon from Galatians 5:1. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free.”
“This ‘liberty’ makes us free to heaven’s charter—the Bible.”
In the writing style of his day, he offers these wonderful insights “You are a welcome guest at the table of the promises. Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stories of grace. It is the bank of heaven; you may draw from it as much as you please…Come in faith and you are welcome to all covenant blessings.”
“There is not a promise in the Word which shall be withheld,” Spurgeon affirmed. “In the depths of tribulations let this freedom comfort you; amidst waves of distress let it cheer you; when sorrows surround thee, let it be thy solace…Thou art also free to the throne of grace. It is the believer’s privilege to have access at all times to His heavenly Father.”
The 19th-century preacher and author reminds us that “Whatever our desires, our difficulties, our wants, we are at liberty to spread all before Him. It matters not how much we may have sinned, we may ask and expect pardon.”
He then shares this great Biblical truth, “We have permission to approach His throne at all times—in midnight’s darkest hour, or in noontide’s most burning heat. Exercise thy right, O believer, and live up to thy privilege. Thou art free to all that is treasured up in Christ—wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.”
More than physical liberty or financial freedom, we thank God for our spiritual liberty from Satan’s dominion, and sin’s enslavement. May we ever be grateful. And live a life befitting of our benefits and blessings.
However, may we be careful not to abuse or misuse our liberty. Paul’s word of warning and admonition is much needed today. “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Gal. 5:13).
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman