19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Hmm, read this today and had to wonder just how much does my body and spirit glorify God?
I have been freed from sin and death by the precious sacrifice of Jesus. Now to live up to it.
In the USA, we are proud to point out and defend our rights.
As Christians, seems like we need to lay them down at the foot of the cross. We no longer have the right to sin. To justify what we know in our hearts is wrong just because - everyone is doing it, it feels so right, it is our right.
NO, as Christians, purchased from sin, death, and the enemy, we must look to our actions and words and give up our rights to the Lord.
There is nothing sadder than setting someone free from whatever binds them, and then watch them willfully return to that bondage. AS the Bible says, a dog returns to its vomit.
But we are more than dogs. WE are the redeemed. Bought with something more precious than silver and gold. Empowered to live an overcoming life through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Live like your free. Not like a slave to the flesh.