If the law was added because of our sin, is the law and promises at war with each other? No, the law actually moves us closer to the promises…
1. Sin is imprisonment.
What a heavy statement!
Whenever you and I sin, we are imprisoned by that sin. It entraps us. It engulfs us. It consumes us.
When we see people sin and enjoy it…seemlingly without consequences…they’re really imprisoned. The worst part is that they don’t even know it…or they know it & don’t know the way out. So they keep going “business as usual” until the lifestyle just completely consumes them.
And following law is sin. Trying to “play by the rules” is imprisonment as well.
2. Jesus is freedom.
Life doesn’t come from law. Righteousness doesn’t come from law. Freedom doesn’t come from law.
Life & Righteousness & Freedom come from Jesus.
Since sin is imprisonment & the law points out our sin…we want something greater than the law.
And God gives the promise through faith in Jesus. Hear & Follow…Life & Righteousness & Freedom are your promises.
We will always struggle with sin while on this earth, but we are not prisoners to our sin because we can always run back to Jesus.
And, we must see people around us this same way. We are free, praying & looking for a chance to share the freedom Christ gives.
Losing My Religion is a sermon series about being free from religious superiority. Read along with us in Galatians and Matthew 23 with our Reading Plan. Today’s reading is from Galatians 3:21-22.