July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The members of Congress had been labeled traitors by the King of Britain, and responded by issuing a document that changed the world.
The Revolutionary War had been going on for a year when the Declaration was drafted. The document they wrote declared freedom from injustice.
Even today we have soldiers all over the world fighting against oppression, tyranny, and dictatorship. Because we know once you gain freedom – in your spiritual life or in the tangible world – you must fight to keep it.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Our forefathers pledged their lives to Freedom in America.
As Christians, we have pledged our lives to the Freedom we find in Christ.
If you have a relationship with your Creator, you too have your own personal Declaration of Independence. You have denounced sin ruling your life. You have pledged to follow God and his ways. We are to throw off anything that could threaten our freedom in Christ, and let God’s ways dictate how we should live.
Our forefathers created a document in which to live by so we could be free.
God gave us laws in which to live by so we could be free.
You yield to something in your life by the way you live. Your worldview dictates how you treat people, what you believe, and why you believe it.
Why not yield to the very thing that gives the most freedom, and base your life on God’s will and ways for your life?
Enjoy today. Light some fireworks. But when you think about Freedom, think about the freedom Christ can bring you as well.