The price of our freedom
(James Smith, "The Pastor's Morning Visit")
"Christ has made us free!" Galatians 5:1
We were once the slaves of sin, Satan, and the world; but Jesus has made us free!
We are now delivered from the law—and are under grace.
We are dead to sin—and are justified from it.
We are delivered from Satan—and are at war with him.
We overcome the world—and are hastening out of it.
We are at liberty to serve God, and walk with Him in friendship and holy love.
The price of our freedom—was the life and death of Jesus!
The grand moving cause—was the infinite and everlasting love of God our Father.
The efficient cause of our freedom—was the power and operation of the Holy Spirit.
The instrument by which we are brought into our freedom—is the holy gospel.
The grace which puts us into possession of our freedom—is faith.
The end of our freedom—is that we may serve our God in righteousness and holiness all the days of our life, and then be glorified with Him forever!
We are freed from sin—that we may be holy and happy.
Let us stand fast in the liberty with which Christ has made us free!