Liberty in Christ

LibertyInChrist
 
Galatians 5:1-3, “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.  And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.”
 
Paul wrote to Galatian believers to provide understanding of the reality of their freedom in Christ.  He wanted to make sure they understood that keeping the law of Moses was not a factor in order to be saved.  
 
The Galatians were on the verge of again becoming enslaved to the law of Moses.
Paul wanted them to know that they only need to stand fast in the Liberty which is in Christ Jesus.
 
Freedom in Christ does not involve self-rule and independence from God.  It doesn’t require you performing certain actions to gain God’s acceptance. Circumcision didn’t bring about liberty for Galatian believers  and “works” won’t bring about liberty for you.
 
No one is able to keep the whole law! For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but through the atoning work of Christ; all who believe and trust in Him can experience true liberty.
 
In Christ, you are free—free from the power of sin and selfish independence.
 
In Christ, there is Liberty!