Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us fee, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Salvation, Christ's gift to us, is more than just a stairway to heaven, it's a "Get out of Jail Free" card.
Did you ever play Monopoly and whoop for joy when you got that card that set you free to keep on playing? Well, this card is once again Free, given undeservedly to each and every one of us who chooses to accept it.
But this is no ordinary jail we're talking about. Do you realize how sin snakes its little tentacles around us and binds us with guilt when we know we've done something wrong? Whether a simple lie or something greater, they all hurt, not just the person we sin against, but ourselves...and God.
Well, Christ has given us a free pass, not from sinning, but from the entanglement that sin brings. It's a freedom to find forgiveness when we fail. There's no need to flounder in the guilt...or to wallow in the sin. If we but ask, Christ will guide us away from the temptations we find hardest to evade.
So stand fast, and lean on Christ, the One who truly can set you free.