Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:2 (NIV)
How do you feel when it’s Friday? Do you feel relieved? Maybe you know that you don’t have school for a few days and get the chance to get caught up on sleep and schoolwork. In a way, Friday is a type of freedom for students. You know that you have two days to relax and catch up.
The feeling you get on a Friday is only a small fraction of the freedom that you experience in Christ. Today’s verse tells us that we’ve been set free from sin and death. We are no longer bound by sin, we’re not held back by our sinful nature and it’s desires. Rather we’ve been set free. Sin no longer has a hold on us.
This freedom that we experience in Christ is way greater than any weekend, school break or holiday. It’s life changing. You’ve been made completely and totally free from the power of sin because of what Jesus did. That’s the most freeing news there is!