Gal. 5:13 For you have been called to live in freedom--not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love.
Here is a truth we must know well. We have great freedom in Christ, but not freedom to indulge in sin. Sin has always been, and always will be, unacceptable to God. Sin condemns the soul to hell, it alienates us from God. Sin is always bad for us and should always be considered our enemy and not our friend.
We are free in Christ, free to indulge ourselves in the richness of Christ’s love and grace. We are free to resist sin and pursue godliness. We are free to grasp the truthfulness of God’s Word and how to live it out in our lives. We are free to understand the value of our eternal souls and the preciousness of human life. We are free to value the things that God values. We are free to enjoy the true meaning of love, joy and peace that only are found in Christ. We are free to know the joys of serving others and not others serving us.
Sin darkens the soul and binds us up in that darkness so that we cannot grasp these things. Sin enslaves us and deceives us into thinking that our enslavement is true freedom. Sin keeps us away from experiencing true freedom, the freedom of knowing God and the wonders of His life in us. When Jesus sets us free from sin, we are truly free.