Galatians 5:1 (NASB) It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.
In the book of Galatians Paul is speaking to a group of
churches who were falling prey to religious leaders adding rules and
regulations to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The same thing happens even today.
If you study the Bible for yourself, and ask the Holy Spirit to open up your
understanding, you won’t be a victim of religion – or not a victim for long
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior,
you are free. Don’t allow anyone to negate that freedom with a bunch of
religious busyness. As your relationship with God through Christ grows, HE will
lead and guide you into what He would have for you to do. And everything He has
for you to do won’t be easy, but you will have peace in knowing God is directing
your steps rather than man.
Some people search for acceptance by pleasing people. You don’t
have to please anyone but God. He has already accepted you, and He loves you.
He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for your sins and SET YOU FREE. Don’t
give up your freedom for religious bondage at the hands of man. The more you
mature in Christ, the less you will care about what people think of you. Stand
firm on what you know God is requiring of you, and let the yoke of slavery fall