2 Corinthians 3:17 – Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.
Liberty – 1: the quality or state of being free: a: the power to do as one pleases b: freedom from physical restraint c: freedom from arbitrary or despotic control 2:a a right or immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant : privilege b: permission especially to go freely within specified limits
This coming Monday we’ll celebrate Memorial Day. We’ll honor the numerous men and women who have fought and given their lives to protect our Liberty. A quick rundown of that number goes as follows (killed in battle): Revolutionary War – 4,435; Civil War – 140,414; WWI – 53,514; WWII – 292,131; Vietnam War – 47,369; War on Terror – 4,615.
The deaths above represent the cost for the United States to be the Home of the Free! The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence begins as follows; We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Over the last couple of years, but dating back many more, our Government has grown substantially. While we can argue that point all day I do not think anyone will argue that ethics in business and government are becoming more rare every day. John Adams said, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
The decline of leaders, who live by principal (God’s Word), rather than by personal gain, can be directly attributed to the increase in Governmental control of all aspects of our lives. We have the freedom to what we want, but now more than ever, what we want is not according to the Word of God. As our ethics fail and we turn away from God and His Word we will continue to lose our Liberty. So while sometimes it may seem like a lost cause, YOU have the power every day to follow God’s Word and receive the Liberty that He first granted and our fallen soldiers have fought so dearly to protect. . . . . . God Bless America!
Romans 8:2 – For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.