Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”
Enshrined elsewhere in the Memorial, Jefferson wrote:
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?”
Indeed, can our rights remain secure as our nation forgets that our liberty, like our life itself, is a God-given gift? Thomas Jefferson, relying upon his Bible-based convictions, certainly didn’t think so. Instead, he saw that removing the conviction that liberties are gifts from God would cause them to slip away. Once we trust in another source for our rights and our liberties, then they would be fleeting.
The alternative to standing fast with Christ and His freely offered liberty and freedom is returning to entanglement with the yoke of bondage. This applies to the spiritual realm, and to the national realm as well. After all, the Lord is the source of all liberty and all freedom.
As a nation, we have a simple choice. We can stand fast in liberty and freedom by trusting in the Lord as their source, or we can risk the yoke of bondage by trusting in anything else.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICA WOULD RECOGNIZE THE STARK ALTERNATIVE TO GOD-GIVEN LIBERTY. Once we remove our fundamental conviction about the source of liberty, we lose liberty itself.
NOTE: Please read this prior post for related thoughts: http://prayatlunch.us/never-entangled-again/