(God’s Perfect Law Of Liberty)
TO THE BIBLE: James 1:25 NASB
“But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.”
James wasn’t talking about a law that makes the Christian free, because once you’re born again you’re born free in Christ. You weren’t set free from Satan or from anything that hurts or binds; you were given a new life that never existed before. You became a new creation, superior to Satan. The Living Bible puts it rightly; it says, “But if anyone keeps looking steadily into God’s law for free men…” (James 1:25). That’s the meaning of the law of liberty. God’s perfect law of liberty is the love law.
1 Timothy 1:9 says, “Knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,” Does this mean we’re without law? Yes, but we’re not without “law” to God.
Jesus said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” That’s our law, which in reality isn’t a law, but our way of life. It’s natural for us to walk in love as Christians, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost (Romans 5:5).
1 Corinthians 13:8 CEV; 1 John 5:2-3
Blessed Father, thank you for your love that’s been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. Your love is expressed and revealed through me to the world today, in my words and in my actions, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 11:14-36, Judges 3-4
Romans 8:12-19, Psalm 110-111
Meditate on the following verses of scripture today: James 1:25 and 1 Timothy 1:19.
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