“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”Ephesians 3:12
Suppose you’re taking a train trip and the conductor comes by your seat looking worried, telling you the engineer has decided to experiment with personal freedom. He says, “When he gets to the next sharp curve, instead of slowing down, he will accelerate in order to be free from the track.” You would not be pleased! For a train, freedom is staying on the track; getting off is only an illusion of freedom and will bring catastrophe. As we grow older, we realize that true freedom does not mean “do what you want.” Believers in Christ know that freedom is staying on the track laid out for us in the Bible.
Conformity to Christ’s character is God’s desire for every Christian. When we see Him in His humanity, we know Him more. If someone wants to know what God is like, we point them to Jesus. His life shows us how to treat one another, and His law actually frees us to live as we were meant to live.
Praise God we have a loving Father whom we can approach freely and confidently. He’s paid for your ticket and will safely lead you home.
Stay on track for a good finish!