Our Gift Of Freedom

When we think of freedom, what do we think of? Some may think freedom means doing whatever we want without no rules or limits. Some others may think of freedom as being free from a controlled environment.  But when we think about the freedom of doing whatever we want, that type of “freedom” leads to bondage and destruction and in some in cases slavery which is the very thing we want to avoid. Think about it, If a person wants to drink alcohol and drive, (freedom to do what they want), that can lead to loss of life, loss of limbs, being paralyzed.. Is this freedom? This is bondage.  What about a gunman who exercises their freedom of gunning down elementary kids because he/she may think it’s their right? Is this freedom? No this is Hell, destruction. What about our sexual freedom? That has led to all sorts of diseases, rising health care costs, unwanted pregnancies which in some cases leads to abortions. Again, is this freedom? No its destruction.

This type of freedom puts you in a box. True freedom has limits and boundaries. God created humans and he showed us and gave us a manual on how we should live our lives. That manual is called the bible.  Yes it has rules and instructions on how we are to live but living by those rules gives us total and true freedom. When our law makers make laws that are contrary to God’s laws or when we disobey God’s laws, those decisions usually have consequences that can lead to bondage and destruction. Without God there is no freedom. God gave us the boundaries in order to save us from the hell and destruction of living our freedom without boundaries.

Do you realize that the freedom we have in our country came with a huge price? Our forefathers prayed diligently so we can have the freedom we have. Many men fought battles and died for the freedom we have. It did not come cheap and it did not come without bloodshed. So when a person comes out and speaks freely about not wanting God in our government and schools, it’s only because God gave that person the freedom to speak that. Maybe they should live in a country where God is forbidden and see if they like that climate any better. 
  
Here is just a sample of some wisdom of the bible. The bible says we should get wisdom at any cost. This is what wisdom does for us:

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death
--Proverbs 14:12 
  
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it. 
--proverbs 1:19 
  
(Gaining Wisdom) 
for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. 
--proverbs 3:2 
  
(Get Wisdom at Any Cost) 
for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 
--Proverbs 4:22

Enjoy the freedom you have. It is a gift from God. He wants us to live in the freedom he gave us. Use it to benefit others. Remember true freedom does have boundaries and that is for our benefit. 
  
Be blessed.

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