Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 8

A person who is rich has financial freedom and are not restrained by the cost. If they see something they want, their wealth will give them the liberty to get what they desire. Though they are free to purchase whatever they want, they are careful with their money, that’s how they got rich to begin with, and that’s how they maintain their wealth. Compare that to freedom from the law of Moses - including the commandments. We are under the gospel, because Jesus was the only one who could keep the law of Moses, everyone else sinned, because it is impossible for the natural man to keep the law. Because we trust in Him and what He did for us by His death and resurrection, we are free from having to keep the law! God’s grace, undeserved favor, is what we have to be thankful to Jesus for, and is what gives us freedom. Mercy, withholding punishment, and is what keeps us from having to pay the price for our disobedience. Like the wealthy person, we are free to spend our freedom however we want, but we don’t because we don’t want to waste it on frivolous things. However, we should show mercy to those who frivolously spend their freedom. Mercy triumphs over judgment! 

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:12-13

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