Every one of us ask ourselves questions when we make decisions, (Especially things that we know could have bad consequences for us in the future.) We ask ourselves questions like: “Can I get away with it?” “Can they REALLY test for that?” “Do they have cameras here?” “Will my boss find out?” “Will someone tell my wife” or “What if someone posts this photo on Facebook?”
Religious people ask another question when faced with a similar moral dilemma. They ask, “Is it wrong to ______________? (insert your own questionable activity in the blank). Then, most of the time, religious people find either an agreeable member of the clergy to tell them that their questionable activity is in fact NOT sin, or they find other religious people or pastors who think it IS sinful to argue with… :-)
This month at actionchurch we’re talking about what life would be like if we didn’t ask ANY of the questions above. We’re discussing living a life free of the slavery to sin, AND free from the slavery of religion called legalism. We’re calling this place of Christian liberty and freedom- “Liberty Land”. (Missed last week? Podcast is here)
So, here’s the question that people who live in Liberty Land ask when faced with a moral dilemma.
They don’t ask: “Can I get away with ____________?”
“Is it wrong to_______________?
People who live in the Freedom and Liberty that Christ prepared for them are motivated by one thing- Love for others. It shows up in everything they do…including the questions they ask themselves. So if you’d like to experience “Liberty Land” I dare you to ask this question…a question that will change EVERYTHING:
Is __________________Good for the ones I love?
13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14