July 9th – James 2:12

James 2:12

As followers of Jesus, we receive the gift of liberty. Liberty from the Law, sin, and death. We are new creations in Christ, freed from the bondage of living in darkness and condemnation. But that doesn’t mean we are free to speak and act like the rest of the world. Just because we are saved, doesn’t give us cart blanche to walk by the flesh or disobey God. For our freedom was purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ. And as such, He expects us to be His ambassadors to a darkened world, reflections of His love and grace. That includes making sure our speech and actions line up with the Word of God. For saved or unsaved, we will all stand before Him and give an account of our lives. Every word we speak and every deed we perform will be laid bare before our Creator. (Matt. 12:36, Rom. 14:12) And the goal of every Christian should be to stand before our Maker and hear Him say, “Well done good and faithful servant!” (Matt. 25:23)