Galatians 4:8-31, Exodus 25-26

Galatians 5:1 – For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Lord Jesus, you have set me free!  There is no more condemnation for me.  Where there is sin in my life, you lead me to confess it and it is done and gone.  You teach me to repent and then I move on. There is no more condemnation or guilt any longer.  There is no slavery in you. The law has lost its condemning power and is your good guide for my life.  Tradition may serve a good purpose, and I am not bound by them.  Duties are to be done, and they do not affect my standing before you. People’s opinions matter because I love people, and I seek your pleasure most of all and higher than theirs.  Your pleasure and will is my highest good.  Lord Jesus, you have set me free from condemnation, from laws and traditions, from duties and opinions.  You have set me free to serve you and others in my life with joy and confidence.  I am not slave.  I am son. Continue to set my heart free by this message of freedom and release.  Amen.