Living in Freedom
“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.” (Romans 8:6-7)
What governs you? In Romans 8, Paul writes that some minds are governed by the flesh and other minds are governed by the Spirit. How can we know what governs us?
According to Paul what we pursue reveals our true desires. We might say that our purpose in life is to love and obey God, but our daily pursuit of better careers, greater achievements, and more money may send a different message. Christ did not come simply to upgrade the quality of our lives on earth, but He came to free us from the bondage of sin and death so that we can live in freedom.
Freedom means we are no longer ruled by anger, fear, worry, or bitterness, but we are governed by the Spirit who gives us joy, peace, and contentment. Later this month, we are going to read Romans chapter 8 and learn about living in freedom which the Spirit leads us to have.
Real freedom is not offered by wealth, status, education, health, or governments. True freedom is only found in Christ.