Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Romans 14
Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

Freedom is a wonderful thing! No one wants to be caged. No one wants to be told where to go or what to say. So when we have freedom, we really enjoy it. The funny thing about freedom, I have found out, is that once we have it, we would like to force others to have it as well.

One thing that has been very important to my wife and I has been the freedom that we are experiencing when it comes to our relationship with Christ. We wonder why we didn't experience this earlier and cringe whenever we think of the bondage we put ourselves under when it comes to the law (bewitched, is what Galations calls it).

Here is where it becomes funny. We feel so good about ourselves and this new freedom that we become frustrated with people who don't want it and even find ourselves wanting to force them to see it our way. Silly isn't!

What a releasing thought to know that Christ has given them the freedom to have a relationship with Him whichever way they would like. The important thing, in the end, is that they have a relationship.

In fact, it is a freeing thought in itself, to know that you are not responsible for judging other people's relationship with Him. After all, we are not their master and they are not ours. Freeing isn't!

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