As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil. (1 Peter 2:16
Now, if God had wanted 16% more productivity from us, He could have created us in such a way that we would have to give 16% more, automatically. God could have created us as puppets on a string or as naked chickens, so He could get from us just exactly what He wanted. But the God of the Bible, the God of Jesus Christ, did not do that. God created us and gave us freedom...and accountability. We are not naked chickens, not puppets on a string, not robots who can be programmed to always produce the same results. We are human beings. And that is what makes our lives so exciting...and dangerous; both to ourselves, and to God. God's creation of us and giving us freedom--even the freedom to reject God--is God's greatest gamble.
What will you do with your freedom?
Lord Jesus, I am thankful for the freedom you have given me, especially freedom from sin. Help me to make good use of my freedom. In your name, Amen.
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